A couple days ago, my 2.8 yr old son Skye was attempting to climb up a slide from the bottom up.
He’s done it before many times.
But on this particular day, the surface was incredibly slippery.
It made it extra tough to do.
He attempted probably 15 times or so without success.
As he slid back down, at the bottom, he dropped his head and said, “I can’t do it. It’s too hard”.
To which I responded, “It is hard. But that’s gonna make it that much sweeter when you do it”.
He took a couple breaths and then attempted it again, and again and again.
After about 10 more tries, he made it to the top.
He turned around and smiled as he exclaimed “ I did it! I did it!”
It almost brought tears to my eyes...
seeing and feeling his sense of accomplishment after working so hard, falling and getting back up to keep trying until he succeeded.
This was a super important moment for him and his journey as a growing child.
And I was there to witness and support it.
It will serve him as he grows.
Because, thats the story of life in a nutshell.
It reminded me of the importance of perseverance and commitment in the face of difficulty.
We’ve got this my friends and fellow fathers.
Keep going and growing!
Let me know below what you’re “growing through” at the present moment.
We’ve all got something going on :)
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