Whats the saying….. apple ….. tree?
the apple does not fall far from the tree
- A child grows up to be similar to its parents, both in behavior and in physical characteristics. [quotations ▼]
or in this case like father, like daughter
We spent the holidays slightly different this year ~ with a bad fall ~ a 7 day (partially paid through medicare) all-inclusive trip to the hospital.
Don’s morning routine often consisted of placing quotes, reflections and hopes in the girls lunch boxes.
He sometimes references a treasured book someone once gave him because his thoughts aren’t always as clear
however, his optimism is.
Our youngest thought just like her father….. On his first full day at the hospital she asked “Mom can you place this on dads lunch tray today?”
The lessons we teach are often non verbal. Love is constant and encouragement can come from a sweet 8 year old child if they have witnessed it in their lifetime.
Children truly don’t think there isn’t anything their parents can’t do~ Hadley and her dads battle with Parkinson’s is no exception. I think deep down this coach is probably proudest that he has a coach-able kid… who might just one day, follow in his footsteps…. whether it’s on the field, court or in life.
a side note* “the p.s. is “you can draw muscle men if you want”. Something he does when she’s coloring with him…. You are never too old or too masculine to color with your kids ❤️
p.p.s. the oldest gets these too