June 7th, 2013
This is the first of three articles I am writing about the recent CNN piece. It is the biggest takeaway of the article.
The power of pride children have in their hearts for their parents is the highest honor for the parent and life lesson for children.
The following excerpts, as a parent, are the most important to me.
“He returned to his home near Cleveland, and the single father told his children that he planned to sell all his belongings and drive to university campuses across the country to talk about kindness. Daughter Lizzie, 23, says she and her siblings were taken aback but not surprised. They always said Dad was kind.
Not interviewed for the article, because of scheduling conflicts, was my 27- year-old son, Alex, who commented online: “Very proud of you dad! Keep up the good work.” “It was a different step than most people take in their life,” his 25-year-old son, Peter, says. “I was proud that he left and he was going to do something he felt was right and needed to do.”
I am the luckiest man on the face of the earth. -rv