It’s been a long week and yet it seems so short! I know growing up my Dad used to say life is short son… Back then I didn’t give any of what he said any mind. It wasn’t until I became a Dad that I realized how much he really know and how wise he really was.
I always tell my groups that when you’r a little boy you want to be just like your Daddy. When you are a teenager you don’t want anything to do with him. And when you are grown you realize… you are just like him!
I realized that once again when I spoke to him tonight on the phone. It made me think of my boys. All three of them. I wonder if they pay attention to what I say or if they like me at that age… don’t realize the implication of growing older!
Just this week I was rummaging through my hard drive to find pictures to post on my website. I came across some pictures that immediately made me smile… then laugh… then cry! I know, I’m a big baby but I am so thankful for the ability to cry… it made me feel closer to my boys as a result. I found one of my oldest boy Jim Jr. when he was 6 years old. He was in his baseball uniform. I came across one of my second son, Alesh… he was 6 and just learning how to ride a bike. He had his huge helmet on and had this look on his face that he was not about to let this dragon get the best of him.! And finally I came across one of my youngest, Mikey! He was in his birthday suit crawling through his little plastic activity gym. His face so big and his eyes starring at me as if he could really see me through the computer screen.
It was at that moment that I realized why I have this burning desire to open a place where kids can really learn and at the same time have so much fun. It’s been a long time since I have had this burning desire deep inside me struggling to get out and express itself!
Thanks Dad and boys, for reminding me what’s important in life!
And the search will continue for a place to open this week!
Wish us luck!