Sidewalks.

Posted: May 2, 2016 in Uncategorized

Sidewalks.
Sidewalks are meant to connect.
They take us places.
We put our handprints in the wet cement as a way to say “we were here”.
Cracks in the sidewalk are inevitable, but if they are built on the right stuff they won’t crumble.

Being a parent is all about walking your kids down a series of sidewalks and letting go of their hand.
I remember when our beautiful, spunky baby girl, Delanie, started Kindergarten. We walked her down a sidewalk in Euless, Texas. She carried a power puff girl backpack full of dreams, a big box of crayons and a slim jim (which was the only thing she would eat for lunch…please don’t judge our parenting skills). We let go of her hand and watched her walk into her future…and we bawled like preschoolers.
She boldly walked into her new classroom.
We were left standing on the sidewalk wondering where the years had gone.
Over the years there were other sidewalks.
We walked her to the end of those sidewalks, let go of her hand and watched her go places that we weren’t meant to go with her.
We packed her backpack with all the love and wisdom that we could.
Sidewalks.
Being a parent is all about walking your kids down a series of sidewalks and letting go of their hand.

One year ago today I walked Delanie down another sidewalk.
There was a big hearted bass player standing at the end of the sidewalk ready to take her hand and lead her into a shared future.
I let go of her hand and watched them begin to build their own sidewalk.
We have watched as the cement has settled.
They have a good foundation.
Cracks are inevitable, but they are built on the right stuff…
Faith
Love
Friendship
Honor
Laughter.

Happy Anniversary Jordan and Del!
We are so incredibly proud of both of you.
We love you!
Just know, if you need us, we will be easy to find.
Look for the handprints in the cement that say “we were here”.

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