Thursday, January 18, 2018

Bravery in the Face of Tragedy: One Mom’s Advice to Parents

Go hug your babies right now. Soak in their smell, look at the innocent sparkle in their eyes that is lost somewhere between childhood and adulthood. Really feel how they squeeze you. Set down your phone and see them through the lens of your eyes not only the lens of your camera. Remember the feeling of their head on your shoulder, their hand in yours, their sloppy kisses on your cheeks. Nurse them one more time. Sleep is overrated. Listen five minutes longer about Star Wars, Minecraft and Disney princesses.

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Dear Son: It Was an Honor to Hold You

By Tommy Riles (reposted from the Life of Dad Blog)

Dear Son,

I held you on Friday night for the first and last time ever.  It was one of the saddest, proudest, most heartbreaking, and beautiful moments of my life.  It was an honor to hold you.

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