Catching little pieces of time-making them yours, making them mine.
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Happy Father's Day
It was a moment in time, captured perfectly. Two men, both fathers, sharing a moment with the little girl they loved so much. It took my breath away and filled my heart with happiness.
I wish I was lucky enough to be able to recreate this scene again. Renee would be a little taller, Mark would be a little more grey, and my Dad would still be with us.
The one thing that would remain the same, though, is the love of a father. If there is one priceless gift that Renee and I have both been given, it would be knowing how much we are loved.
I'd like to think that both my Grandfather (who passed away when I was just a toddler) and Mark's dad, Tony, have a lot to do with that. They loved their boys wholeheartedly, and in turn, helped them to become loving fathers.
Love. It is the most amazing gift, and one that is perfect for regifting.
Meet our little Ohana...Mare, Mark, and Renee. We spend our days attempting to cherish and treasure every single one of life's moments while living, loving, learning, and laughing together. Sometimes, when life allows us, we even visit our favorite place on earth-Walt Disney World.
"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."~Dr. Seuss
I’ve seen how disruptive it can be for parents to have specific dreams for their children. My job is to help my kids foster a joy for life and develop the tools to fulfill their own wishes. My wishes for them are very exact and, given that I won’t be there, I want to be clear: Kids, don’t try to figure out what I wanted you to become. I want you to become what you want to become. And I want you to feel as if I am there with you, whatever path you choose. ~Randy Pausch
Real, natural learning is in the living. It's in the observing, the questioning, the examining, the pondering, the analyzing, the watching, the reading, the DO-ing, the living, the breathing, the loving, the JOY. It's in the joy. ~Anne Ohman
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. ~Dr. Seuss