Category Archives: possibilities

Do you want it?


Seems strange to write this letter to someone named David.  But you will know that this is for you if you are reading this.

I just wanted to let you know that I believe in you.  Like I believe that each of your brothers and sisters have it in them to do good works, and to be great people.  I believe in you.

I believe that we can help you find the tools within you to become the man that you are meant to be.  I challenge you to take advantage of every opportunity to make changes in your life that are positive and a reflection on your spirit.  Do you want it?

I believe that the spirit is strong in each of us, and we just need to cultivate it.  Cultivate it like a garden and it will produce riches you will have never dreamed of.  Do you want it?

Most of all, I believe that we are all granted certain gifts in this life.  What we do with those gifts will help us determine the richness of our lives.  The people we let into our lives will help us achieve that richness, however, it is up to each of us to want to achieve greatness.  We are not given greatness. We aren’t given an indomitable spirit.  Though each of those live within us, we need to help them grow. Do you want it?

What will you be remembered for?  Will you be remembered as the kid who everyone was afraid of because he was a liar and a thief?  Or will you be remembered as the kid who overcame what seemed like insurmountable odds and reached beyond himself to achieve everything he deserved?  Do you want it?

Like I stated earlier, we can help you find the tools within you, but we can’t force you to do the heavy lifting.  You have to want it.

Do you want it?

What will your legacy be?

I am proud of each of our kids.

I am proud of you.

Love Dad.

Me Parent – You Child and a Brunch Date

So today has been one of those wonderful days. Mostly calm and relaxing. The youngest had a date with his mentor, so we hiked to another town 30 miles from here to drop him with the mentor.  Got a brunch date with my lovely bride… 🙂 so rare that this happens, cherish the moments.  Went… Continue Reading

thoughts, squares and ideas

So I spent Friday and Saturday attending the Partners in Policymaking sessions that are being offered in our states capital.  It was amazing.  We spent Friday afternoon developing vision plans for the next five years.  We did this with the help of a wonderful facilitator named Jenn.  Allin all, the whole class had a few… Continue Reading

Day 4 ~ Waking up with Pooh, Tigger, Eyeore and Christopher Robin

Day 4 in the household.  Fabulous morning, even if it is below zero.  We are definitely not morning people.  Well, except for our youngest son.  Seems like he is on a spring this morning. Tigger is actually a Pomeranian named Tobey.  And Tobey bounces up and down at the mere sight of someone going toward… Continue Reading

>IEP Meeting

>Had an IEP meeting for our son.  Why do we continue to struggle with the school district?  This time, we brought the superintendents name into it.  I had talked to him late last week about the hesitation that we felt from the principal at the elementary school in accepting our son into the school, as… Continue Reading