Tuesday, May 6, 2008
My amazing wife went a photography workshop in Sonoma a couple weekends back with Me Ra Koh. For those of you that don't know....she's amazing. It was a life changing experience for Sharon and long over due I think. She was like a kid in a candy store. Taking pictures all weekend and learning about something she loves from someone she really respects.....it doesn't get much better then that. I had the privilege of going to dinner with Sharon on Saturday night with all the workshop girls (and brian) at this fabulous restaurant in Sonoma. Yum, yum, yum is all I have to say. But the atmosphere and company were by far the best part.
So, I'm well aware that Sharon is amazing. Heck, it's why I fell in love with her. Seeing her grow and change over the years as we've had kids and maneuvered through life together has done nothing but endear her to me even more. But for her, to finally see in the mirror what I see when I look at her is the best thing ever! For her to really know that she can achieve whatever she sets her mind to and to know that she is special...well that's worth just about any cost.
As parents we have a great responsibility. Not only do we have to protect our kids, feed them, clothe them, teach them right and wrong...but we also need to inspire them to be the best that they can be. The best thing you can tell a child is that they are special, and that they can be anything that they want to be, if they just put there mind to it and work hard. There are no boundaries....just limitless, untapped potential, walking around this great big world of ours in the form of small people....maybe a few big ones too. It starts at home...it grows from there.