Empower Him

I know my words,
For now he’ll listen to.
My actions,
He’ll try to mimic.
Yet in the morrows,
I hope he’ll take my words in,
Heed my morsel of wisdom.
And only empower him.

I hope my weaknesses,
My many mistakes,
He’ll never go through,
But learn from,
to be all that i wasn’t,
to be strong of all i was afraid of,
And only empower him.

I […]

This journey we call fatherhood is extraordinary…

This journey we call fatherhood is extraordinary. In every way. From the birth of my first child, to the adoption of my second, to the arrival of my third, I am in awe of the little lives that have been entrusted to my care and my love. As much as I hope to teach them, they, by far, have taught me way more than I thought even possible. Through their adventures, I see the world in bright, new colors. Through their sleepy eyes, I am reminded, myself, to slow down. I relish in the pure bigness and unencumbered love they radiate towards me. How can I possibly hope to live up to their expectations of me? What can I possibly give to them that is more valuable, or at least of equal value, than the bursting joy they so freely share with me each day?

Teach your kids: Resilience

In ancient times, a King had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the king’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it. Many loudly blamed the King for not keeping the roads clear, but none did […]