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Last Thursday, my wife and I took our middle child two hours away ... and left her there. It was the first time we had done something so drastic, but also so inevitable. For we took my daughter to college ... and then came home without her. Honestly, I was surprised at how well I…

Letter to My Daughter Upon Her Graduation

So, last week, I looked at commencement speeches, and what they say about us. This week, I want to continue on the graduation theme -- but on a much more personal level. Today, I write a letter to my 18-year-old daughter who will, in 3 days, graduate from high school. Consider this my commencement speech…

Parenting, Kids, & Guarantees

Someone once said: It kills you to see your children grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't. It's hard watching your kids grow up, especially as they work their way through the difficulty of the challenges they face. Sometimes, we who are parents & grandparents can step in; other…