is it time
for shoulders yet?
my tired legs,
they need a rest.
this road is long
and often harried,
and sometimes i
just need carried.
Cole and I climbed the mountain today. At the steepest point he gave out and I put him on my shoulders the rest of the way. Standing on top, overlooking the city, we pointed to familiar places and talked about things important to a five year old, while tossing rocks at trees.
This simple little verse played around in my head as we walked back through the trees.
One of the most important hats I wear is being a dad. Being there for the silly conversations, the victories and losses, and sometimes being willing to carry him when the road gets steep. I learned that from someone special, my dad.
The most important thing I can do for them though is to wear another hat, and show them how much I love their mom.
I may wear a lot of hats at times, but its always good to come back to those that are most important.
For more takes on the theme, go see my friends at Theme Thursday.
Also, I am in the spotlight today over at Six Feet Under. Drop on over and see what Tess has in store for me.