My heroes are and were my parents. I can’t see having anyone else as my heroes. – Michael Jordan
How was your 4th of July weekend? I was shocked at how difficult it can be trying to get back into the swing of things once Monday rolled around. Did anyone else experience that?
Today is the 2nd Tuesday of the month and that means it’s time for another Life Lesson from Toddlerhood. This is a series I’ve been working on and I have loved working on it. It is about the life lessons my toddler is teaching me. You can read the other life lessons by visiting these articles:
Here is this month’s Life Lesson from Toddlerhood.
The other week a girlfriend of mine posted on Facebook about the way her toddler looks at her. I quickly noticed that the little lady looks at me the same way.
These toddlers look at their parents and see the very best version of their parents. We are their heroes, and during the time of toddlerhood it is easy to be their heroes.
I understand this from my toddler. She doesn’t yet see my shortcomings. She doesn’t yet know that I make lots of mistakes. She sees me, her Momma, along with Dada, as her heroes.
I want to live up to the Momma she sees every day. She challenges me to be that best version of me I can be.
Recently, my grandfather has taken ill and won’t be with us much longer. This is a man that has somehow continued to be the hero in not only his children’s eyes, but also his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren.
You would be amazed at how many of his children and grandchildren have come out to spend his last days with him. I cancelled our 4th of July plans to go and spend the day at his house. Both my siblings have traveled from out of state just to spend the afternoon with him.
How does one man remain a hero to all his children (6 children in all), (17) grandchildren, and (23) great-grandchildren years-upon-years later? My mom looks at her dad the same way my little lady looks at me.
The only thing I can come up with is that he has always been there. No matter the mistakes his children make. No matter what life through at his family, he was always there.
July’s Life Lesson from Toddlerhood
I hope you’ll excuse that this month’s life lesson is less about blogging and more about life. This month’s life lesson is about being a hero to our children and challenging ourselves to be the best versions of who we are. It is about always being available to the people we love and have chosen to invest our lives into.
Who in your life has remained your hero throughout the years? I would love to read a few sentences about that person in the comment section below. Have a wonderful week everyone, and I’ll see you back here on Tuesday.