We often hear people say, “Kids are growing up too fast.” In the first part I shared that I believe this statement is false and that they actually are not growing up fast enough. Part 2 discussed that the reason that the statement, “kids are growing up too fast” is wrong is because that statement […] Continue reading →
In part 1 I declared that I disagree with the statement that “kids are growing up too fast.” I have two reasons for disagreeing with the statement “kids are growing up too fast.” Today I will cover the first. These behaviors are not signs of growing up. Parents, how many of you dream about the […] Continue reading →
Kids are growing up too fast these days! Have you said that? I’m sure I have. If you haven’t said it then you have heard others say it. First I want to thank Dan Rockwell, Leadership Freak for inspiring this post as I read a post of his. This saying”kids are growing up too fast,” […] Continue reading →
As I think about how to parent it can be a bit overwhelming. There are so many things that we parents want to teach our kids. Where do you start? If your house is like ours things can get so crazy that you lose focus on what you want to teach them and end up […] Continue reading →
You don’t have to be a dad long to realize how difficult it is to be consistent. If your like me the question, “how to be a dad?” is not nearly as difficult as “how to be consistent?” Recently I talked with Dr. Richard Vanheukelum, who has been married to Lynette over 35 years and […] Continue reading →
Fathers do you ask yourself how do I help my boy become a man? If so, read the following about one way I have helped Noah begin to become a man. Or as some say to man up! Over the last year I have been away from home on two different occasions. As many of […] Continue reading →
I read this poem on Facebook tonight and I knew I needed to share it with you all. Enjoy!
When working at Starbucks I had the honor of getting to know Douglas. As I have gotten to know him I have been blessed and encouraged by his love for his family. His dad is now with the Lord and the following poem Douglas wrote as a tribute to him. I love how it expresses the natural transitions we often go through with our dads.
When I was 5, my Dad was everything,
When I was 10, he had become like a King.
When I was 13, Dad wasn’t so smart.
When I was 17, he had become a dumb old fart.
When I was 25, my Dad began to change,
When I was 30, Dad wasn’t a bit strange.
By the time I was 40, my Dad again knew best,
When I was 50, I could see Dad needed a rest.
When I was 60 I took care of Dad, who now was so thin,
When I lost my Dad I realized, what a great Dad he had been.
Your Turn: What are you most thankful for in regards to your dad?
Douglas’ dad and grandma.