coming of age
ďThe secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.Ē - Socrates
Change. Some of us embrace it while others fear it. Change comes easily for some but for others, itís a slow and painful process. Generally speaking, kids do better with change. More importantly, kids want to and believe they can change the world.FULL ENTRY
I have sat down for the past several months trying to write this letter to you both but have not been able to find the words. I wrote Open Letter to My Son with relative ease so I have been perplexed as to why I have had such a hard time writing to you.
Last week when I wrote about the importance of teaching our children about traditions and family, I failed to also touch upon something that I didnít even realize was about to effect my own life and so soon.FULL ENTRY
When I dropped my son off at preschool this morning, he uncharacteristically was upset that I was leaving him. This is his second year and never once previously did he show any signs of separation anxiety.
So I asked him, "what's wrong?"
He reluctantly conceded, "I miss Jordan." His first best friend who was no longer in his class.FULL ENTRY
As you approach your fifth birthday and enter your last year of preschool, I can't help but think you're growing up too fast. I guess thatís the trend these days with all this twerking business, but that's a conversation for another day.
As a father, there's something special about having a son. Of course I love your sisters as much as you, but itís different. They are my princesses. You, on the other hand, are my son. And thereís something intrinsic and almost primal about having a son. Itís hard to explain, but maybe someday, if you are lucky enough to have your own family, you too will feel the same way.FULL ENTRY