So often when I listen to music, I don’t “HEAR” it. While I was taking down the Christmas tree and reflecting on life, marriage, children and what the coming year might have for all of the above, I HEARD this song. The lyrics found a place in my thoughts and challenged me to LEAD my beautiful family. I wondered if I have lead them in the past and how often I fall short of that goal. Dads, Husbands….let’s lead them in 2011.
Like most of the country, we got hit with our first blast of real winter weather today. It actually provided a great opportunity to stay indoors and relax for a day. The kids waited somewhat patiently, but we couldn’t hold them off forever. They just had to get outside. So we cleared the driveway and discovered a new pastime. We like to call it “Urban Sledding”.
After playing “Traffic Cop” I got a chance to get in the act too.
We didn’t forget about getting our littlest one that push she needed either.
On Thursday morning we looked out the window as the rain came down. I never in my wildest dreams thought we would get this 4 mile run in. The weatherman said there was 100% chance of rain. Temperatures were supposed to be in the 40’s. Yet when our friends arrived to ride to the race with us, they said it wasn’t all that cold outside. We also noted that the rain was a mild mist. So off we went…..
This year was even more special because my wife and I were joined by our 10 year old son and our 7 year old daughter. Who knew that THEY would be the ones pushing to run this race..even in the rain. The rain stopped in time for the race and held off until it was finished. Both kids finished the race with only needing to stop a few short times. They even had enough left in the tank for a spirited 50 yard dash to the finish line. It was a wonderful memory that I hope we repeat for years and years to come.