Day 154: Quote of the Day

It has been a crazy seven days.  First, I was alone with all three kids (reminder: they’re ages 3, 2 and not-yet 1).  Next, on Thursday, my associate took off for Colorado to cheer on the Wisconsin Rugby Club in their quest for a national championship (congrats WRC on the achievement – DII Champs!).  Finally, on Thursday my phone decided to take a long walk off of some proverbial short pier and ceased to function.  I have insurance on it, but my particular model phone is $199 even with said insurance…outside of our budget.  Ergo, I have the world’s dumbest phone now in my pocket.  For someone who lives on the road, this is a severe hindurance to my workflow.

However, God is good, as my wife returned safely and my children survived the week with me uninjured if not unscathed.

With that in mind, I wanted to leave you with a few quotes I saved up during my Single Dad Experiment, which I will go in-depth with shortly.

“What it’s like to be a parent: It’s one of the hardest things you’ll ever do but in exchange it teaches you the meaning of unconditional love.”
-Nicholas Sparks  What-a-child-doesnt-receive1

“Your children are the greatest gift God will give to you, and their souls the heaviest responsibility He will place in your hands. Take time with them, teach them to have faith in God. Be a person in whom they can have faith. When you are old, nothing else you’ve done will have mattered as much.”
-Lisa Wingate


“No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I’m not talking about the kids. Their behavior is always normal.”
-Bill Cosby


Day 144: Quick Blurb

“A dog doesn’t care if you’re rich or poor, educated or illiterate, clever or dull. Give him your heart and he will give you his.”
John Grogan, Marley & Me

Not that it matters in the grand scheme of things, but a very busy week is drawing to a close (and just in time for another to begin next week, but more on that later).  We’re sending all of our puppies home to their new owners tomorrow.  So the last few nights have been characterized by late night certificate compiling, cleaning, and general dog-owners-sending-puppies-home kind of things.

Here’s one last post, from my wife, on the puppy blog.


Day 142: Quote of the Day

I thought this was appropriate, given the compete decay of leadership we’ve seen in our country today.

Where have these real leaders gone?

“The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Day 132: Quote of the Day

Tomorrow I’m helping host the 6th Annual Jachin Jordan Golf Outing to Benefit the Sturge-Weber Foundation and Make-A-Wish.  I have been very busy preparing these last few days, so I apologize for my lack of posts.  I’m up and at the course very early tomorrow, so here’s one quick quote to dwell on tonight.

“The harder you work, the luckier you get.”
-Gary Player

 As always: This is simply my journal as I try to better myself. I hope it inspires you to focus on yourself. Make 2013 YOUR year.
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