There is so much that we do for our children, and our children give us so much back. But there are times where a parent is given something back that they'll never forget. Kara and I took our boys to Disneyland for an all day event. I'm traveling quite a bit now so we make sure to do a lot of fun things as a family to make sure to stay connected. We stayed in the Disney hotel the night before which was a blast. We got up the next morning and got into the park by 7am. We were there until midnight. It was a blast and as a family it was a day we'll never forget.

As we were leaving the boys just couldn't walk...they were too tired. We couldn't take a shuttle because we were parked at the hotel so we had to walk. Carrying all of our stuff plus three 5-year olds wasn't possible...but we couldn't tell that to the boys. I picked up two of them (Michael and Kevin) in my arms and walked as far as we could. Kara helped JJ. I left the boys and Kara at downtown Disney (about 1/2 mile from the parking lot). They all fell onto the grass and waited for me....except for my son Kevin. Kevin asked to come with me. After taking 5 steps he asked me to pick him up and I did. While walking Kevin had his head nuzzled in my neck. He then said to me, "I love you Daddy. Someday when I get bigger and you get smaller......I'll carry you." It was at that moment I realized how much our children understand the spirit of service...and how they learn by example. I now look forward to the day where my sons will be able to say...."It's okay Daddy I'll carry you."