Dad Things - Issue #34
We're counting down to the end of summer. In years past, I was counting down the days until the kids went back to school. When they were younger, they required a lot more hands-on attention. They couldn't do anything without us, especially the younger one.
"Daddy, play with me!"
"Daddy, I'm hungry!"
"Daddy, I'm bored!"
Nowadays, it kind of feels like the opposite. Our boy is a lot more independent, and it's a lot easier working from home since he can entertain himself. I'm probably going to miss taking them on lunch breaks and running errands. It'll be a lot quieter around the house.
At the beginning of summer, we were wondering how we would make it to the end of summer. We had some summer camps, a vacation, and a few activities planned, but not every week had something planned. And now, it seems like the summer flew by way too quickly.
As someone once said, "The days are long but the years are short."
And now, on to some links.
Live A Life Worth Living — lettersofnote.com
In 2013, Julie Yip-Williams was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. She battled for almost 5 years, but when it became clear her time was near, she wrote this letter to her daughters.
And last, wherever I may go, a part of me will always be with you. My blood flows within you. You have inherited the best parts of me. Even though I won’t physically be here, I will be watching over you.
I challenge you to read this without shedding a tear. Life is precious and short. Take advantage of your time here.
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