I am a husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. I believe in sharing my talents and experiences by giving back to the community by giving my time to coaching, church and especially to the disability community. I truly believe that all men and women are created equally.
I recently received a call from a guy I used to travel with quite often on business. About 8 years ago I took a corporate job that required some travel. In the 3 years or so with the company, I traveled about 32 weeks a year, home on weekends. I was always home for the important things like kids concerts. I decided that I wanted to watch my kids grow up and gave up the travel.
Martin Luther King Jr once said: “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
Last night, I am making dinner and my daughter sits down to start her homework. We are having the usual chit chat about her day, when suddenly she blurts out that she did not like the class they had on personal health issues. Namely, it was “the talk”.
Back on April 29, I wrote about American Students and how they are falling behind their peers from other parts of the world.
This week, we begin to get ready for our final grade school, IEP (Individualized Education Program). My wife and I feel that this is probably going to be our most important one to date. The reason being is that Tyler will transition to the middle school after the next school year. Last spring, we made a number of adjustments to Tyler’s IEP Goals because he had made significant progress towards meeting those goals. The goals were agreed upon by his parents and the staff within the school district.