In these past two months we have celebrated mothers and fathers whose love, compassion, and patience help mold our future leaders.
“It’s not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can’t tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it, myself.” ~Joyce Maynard
Parenting, Grandparenting and lending a hand to our next generation as they grow, learn, thrive, and celebrate is a shared experience, blessing and joy that we can all join. Jim Pulliam and I have the good fortunate to have worked with so many young people throughout our professional careers and we realize how fortunate we have been. We support all of you who do work to enrich the lives of so many. We thank each of you and encourage you to reach out to children who need someone to help them find their compass. What better objectives could we have for modeling behaviors for student?
We invite you to check out a new website set up by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services at http://fatherhood.gov/home. You can visit the site and take the “Fatherhood Pledge” which is in response to President Obama’s call for a national conversation on responsible fatherhood and healthy families.
We invite each of you to join in the high energy and well-being that gratitude, compassion, and generosity brings to each of us. As always, we thank each of you for sharing your stories of success – seeking the high points to learn, adapt, and thrive – your stories always bring such light into our office and to our work.