“While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.” -Angela Schwindt

Cadence is really good at this. On any given day, she teaches me so many important life lessons. Things like…

Sometimes you just have to take a leap and have faith that, even though the landing might be a little rough, everything will turn out all right.

It is important to exercise your imagination everyday. Cultivating a mind that can dream and create is the only guaranteed protection against boredom.

Finding beauty in the little things–a sky filled with puffy white clouds, the splashing of raindrops on the sidewalk, a freshly-fallen leaf drifting to the ground–just might be the key to true happiness.

Time spent hanging out and snuggling with the people you love most is always time well spent.

It’s always worth it to get your hands dirty.

Sometimes, the best approach is to just sit back quietly, observe and allow the situation to run its course…

And sometimes it’s necessary to stick your nose in and let your opinions be known.

Sometimes it’s cool to hang out with your Mom. Whether you want to admit it or not, she loves you in a way that no one else ever will.

And, she spent a whole lot of time wiping your butt and listening to you whine, so you sort of owe her.

It’s important to keep track of your friends. Every now and then, it’s nice to let them know how much they mean to you.

Today’s 365 Project entry is dedicated to one of the best teachers I’ve ever had. Thank you, Cadence, for taking the time to each me something new, every single day.


  1. I love these pictures. The ones of Cadence looking trhough the railing are precious and of course it is good to see one of the whole family.

    1. Thanks Mom! Cadence was cracking me up with all the posing she was doing by the stairs. Usually she is trying to run away from the camera when we are outside! 🙂

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