Focusing on Our Kids

Something interesting i found from Glenn:

It has been a tough week and its only Wednesday.  And yes, while all weeks seem
pretty tough these days, this one has seen kids suffering the most.  Thankfully that
predator Mark Foley is finally out of commission, but we didnt catch another
dangerous nut soon enough before his senseless attack on an Amish schoolhouse left
us all devastated, none more so than those little girls’ parents.  Of course, I have
lots of thoughts on these two stories and youve been hearing them on the radio and
TV shows, so Id like to make a different point here.  If youre lucky enough to have
children of your own, you know what a profound blessing that is.  If you dont have
kids, I pray you still have your parents with you and know how fortunate they feel
to have you in their lives.  To have or be a happy and healthy child is something to
celebrate and never take for granted.  I hope youll join me in taking that to heart.

Were all busylife is complicated and time is the one thing there never seems to be
enough of.  But when you really think about it, what could be more worth making time
for than our children?  I love my kids more than words could ever say, and one of
the ways I especially feel that is when I read to my son Raphe.  Hes 2 years old and
while he especially loves Green Eggs and Ham, I think hed be just as happy if I read
to him from the phone book.  Its not what I read to him, but that I read to him.
Its time we spend together, just us.  I draw strength for my day from those
nighttime moments that we share.  Even though my life and schedule are more hectic
now than theyve ever been, I know I must never forget whats really importantwhats
essential for me as a dad and him as my son.

We should remind ourselves not just how much we love our kids, but how much we
really like them.  And if you dont have kids of your own, call your folks and tell
them what they mean to youwhat its meant to you to have been their child.  Try to
keep that feeling with you all the time.  Im going to, and Im sure itll make the
tough weeks just a little easier.

See you tonight, Raphe.  Sam I am