There are moments in your life when you step back and smile. And really appreciate what just happened.
Like this morning.
I take Tall Child to school every morning on my way to work. I did the same thing for College Kid back in the day. But things are different.
College Kid would sleep the entire way to school.
Tall Child is usually quiet, but at least he’s awake. And actually engages in conversations with me.
I love that.
We talk about what he has going on that day: tests, quizzes, presentations. They use PowerPoint in high school these days.
We talk about golf (his FAVORITE subject) and how he’s been practicing his approach, his swing, and a million other things. And we discuss what he’s learned during his lesson time with John, the PGA guy. John is a great teacher.
He is smart. And patient.
And so positive with the kids he teaches. My wife and I really appreciate that.
So this morning the take-Tall-Child-to-school routine continued.
And as I pull up to the designated drop-off zone, Matt grabs his over-stuffed backpack and gets out. And, every morning, I tell him, “Be safe. Love you!”
And every morning he says, “Love you too.”
That. That right there. Is a moment I cherish.
He’s a sweet red-headed kid that has a heart of gold.
Tall Child is a true servant. He’s very involved in his high school’s chapter of Key Club (sponsored by the Kiwani’s club).
He’s been an advocate for kids with special needs ever since elementary school.
That makes me smile too.
The moral of the story is this: life zooms past us at a million miles an hour. When you have a golden moment (like I do each time I drop off my son at school) let the world stop for just a few seconds.
Feel the goose bumps.
Let gratitude fill your heart.
Appreciate the moment.