As a father myself, I’m inspired daily by my little girl. At times I sit in wonder at her insight, and I marvel at her creativity. She is a total daddy’s girl, my little shadow. Spending time with her takes me back to a time when life was all rainbows, butterflies, throwing rocks, and making mud pies. I don’t spend nearly as much quality time with her as I should. I find myself saying, I have things to do, or why don’t you do this, while I do that. I often remind myself of the dad in the song, Cat’s in the Cradle, by Harry Chapin. Not good.
I would have loved to take my daughter to see the farm, where I could tell her about all the adventures I had growing up. But, she has been asking me to take her to see a river. Since now is the time for her to make childhood memories, and there is a river that runs through my town, I believe it’s time for a new family adventure.