Being there–in the arena–gives you the clarity of experience; it’s a sixth sense that is the ability to know which pieces of advice are important. Unfortunately, the most important lessons you can learn from people with experience tend to be things you don’t think are important until you have experience.
Today we celebrated my middle child’s second birthday. His buddies and their families gathered together for a fun get together at his favorite playground.
It’s amazing to think “I have a two-year old!” And then even more amazing to remember that he’s not the oldest or the youngest. He’s the best friend to his older brother and a loving protector to his little sister.
He has been such a joy to be around for the first two years of his life. I look forward to watching him get bigger, getting to know him as he starts to talk more, and being there for him as he grows into a young man.
Happy Birthday, son!