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Authenticity

Not Enough Money In the World To Buy These Types Of Memories, That’s What Makes Us Rich

Sure, for every downhill, there was an uphill…

And you learn to enjoy one while accepting the other…

It was an unconventional way for a man to show his new wife how much he loves her. Maybe better to spend 17 days in Hawaii, at a luxurious ocean-side resort.

We didn’t take $200 dollars because we thought it would be cool to live frugally. We took it because that’s all we had.

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Blessed Beyond Measure?

Who Could Imagine This, Without This?

Hard to imagine this…

Without this…

Sure, it was our honeymoon. Sure, we only had $200. Sure, we were on bicycles. And in fact, we were married more than a year before this 17-day trip. Sure we only spent one night in a hotel with indoor plumbing.

Sure, we will never forget any of it.

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Authenticity

The Other Best Piece Of Parenting Advice Came From One Of My Students

We’ve come a long way from sitting at an old picnic table…

Eating peanut butter and left-over campfire marshmallow sandwiches…

Overlooking the Pacific Ocean from San Juan Island in the Puget Sound…

After I told the class (adults) the story in yesterday’s post, a man came up to me and said, “Loved your story, but there’s a third thing a man needs to do to be a great Father to his children…Love their Mother”.

Happy 28th anniversary Cheryl. I’m blamin’ you for lovin’ me!

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Stumble Upon

The Best Parenting Advice I Ever Got Was From A Colleague Of Mine

Parenting comes down to two simple things…

Monty Ray Davidson told me his story about being at the hospital admiring his newborn child through the nursery window, when a very old, very wise woman asked if it was his.

She told Monty Ray, “Everyone is going to try to tell you how to raise your child. What to do and what to not do. When to do it and when not to. But you only need to remember two things…You can’t hold them too much and you can’t love them too much”.

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Dear Son

The Long Way Is The Short Cut, Even When It Comes To Parenting

If it sounds too good to be true…

In the absence of a “How To Be A Great Parent” manual, we fall back on our intuition, which isn’t, unfortunately, 100% accurate.

Press on.

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