Twelve Days of Summer Family Vacation 2010

Twelve days of travel
Twelve days of fun
Twelve days of adventure
In the rain and in the sun

Hunting for hidden treasures

Seeking the truth we desperately need

Listening to voices from beyond the grave
Of how every human can succeed
Studying the laws of nature
And the amazing nature of man

Opening up all my senses
To take us from "I can't" to "I can"

This is a life worth living
As exhausting as it can be 

This is a life worth giving
This is the best of me

~Adam Stuart
June 29th, 2010
(written on my little sister's 40th birthday)

 All I know is love. It's a very "Forrest Gump"-like love in that it's simple and pure, and all I've become made of.....and believe is inside everyone of us.

I know even more after this trip exploring the sites of MLK, the Parthenon replica in Nashville, Mammoth Cave, Abe Lincoln, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Native Americans and the Wright Brothers that EVERY child can be reached in EVERY classroom, that child abuse DOESN'T have to exist, and that terrorism CAN BE counteracted with love.


It has to be BIG!

It has to become so big inside of us that WE BECOME BIGGER BY IT.

It's a big dream.....One that's going to take as many big dreamers as possible.

You will find men who want to be carried on the shoulders of others, who think that the world owes them a living. They don't seem to see that we must all lift together and pull together.
Henry Ford


The Greatest Day of Our Lives

Sofia woke while I was watching this this morning.

I went over and hugged her while I felt and believed each intention.

Today definitely is going to be the greatest day of our lives.


It Was Love

Sofia and I just took one of those father-daughter walks around Orlando that I want to remember forever. Each new lake we went to we sat on a bench and talked into the sunset. It was as special and wonderful as she is.

It was love.

*picture is her in a giant yellow float with Bella during our family trip up the United States