There’s just something about finding your people when you’re young, and having the privilege of growing up with them into adults, spouses, and parents. There’s an intimacy that allows you to be known, but also appropriately challenged. We’re fortunate enough to have a few friends in this category of inner circle, and for that I am grateful.
You can usually tell that you’ve had a good time when there’s laughter heard and quite a mess made. Yesterday we had both in good measure.
As parents we can do our best to plan teachable moments (like our recent trip to the Center for Civil and Human Rights), but sometimes the best ones come while paying attention to everyday life. Here’s how my daughter Olivia recently inspired me to dare greatly while riding to swim practice yesterday.