Children learn from example and teach you to be a leader

Children learn from example and teach you to be a leader

I had scheduled for us to go roller skating today, hoping for a good time before my little guy went to the hospital for one more surgery. Everyone was on board up until they skipped on the skates. The hero held on tight to my hands and halfway across the room he said he was done. Seriously? You don’t want to reconsider? Nope, done! Seriously? You don’t want to reconsider? Nope, done! For him, he does have reason to be overwhelmed with several people in the room and feeling uneasy. It’s part of him and I know it but man I still felt a little letdown. And then the 15-year-old didn’t want to do it all – for fear of falling… what? How else will…

Is this a dream?

Is this a dream?

“Is this a dream?”, the boy asked his mother as they stood in the hallway waiting for the elevator. “What do you mean bu this is a dream?”, his mother asked curiously. “Is this a dream that I am going home? Can you pinch me? The boy replied The mother pinched him ever so gently with a slight tear in her eye realizing the impact of this little conversation. This was the conversation Lennon and I had Wednesday of last week as Lennon was going home. He had minor surgery the day before to fix his gastrocutaneous fistula, in other words, fix the hole in his stomach. And he handled everything like a champ. The waiting in the pre-op lounge was a breeze as he…