January 19, 2011 § Leave a comment
It’s been awhile. Life has been somewhat busy as of late with the addition of our new baby boy. He is the sweetest thing and I couldn’t have been more blessed with two amazingly, beautiful kids along with an incredible wife who is the best mom any child could ask for. I’ve been thinking recently of the notion of purpose and how that relates to being a parent, husband, friend, etc. and it’s frightening to say the least. The problem, I think, that most of us face in life is getting lost in the mundane cycles of our daily tasks. I know this sounds all cliché but it’s really bugging me right now. This is partly due to the lack of sleep that accompanies a new baby and the energy draining 2 year-old but I don’t like the feeling.
I’ve been blessed with children and my purpose now is to mold them into grace filled individuals but the tough thing is balancing that with work, money, a wife, life, etc. not in that order of course but you get the idea. How do you do that? It’s simple, really. Love. The Beatles obviously said it best but it really is that simple. To escape the monotonous schedule that can overtake us, put love first in every thing you do. I know this sounds so terribly sappy and I’m sorry for that.
Being a parent changes you. I’ve become 10x more emotional, maybe it’s menopause, I don’t know but I know one thing is certain; without love, your life will go by in an instant. Take it all in friends and just love.