Lessons in Fatherhood from our Troops

Posted June 14, 2013 by jimhigley

Lydia just had her first taste of ice cream. It was soft serve on a cone. And her young mom, my niece Anne, laughed knowing that her child’s future sweet tooth would thank her some day. One of many milestones in the life of this six-month-old.

And yes, tasting ice cream for the first time is a milestone in my book.

I was the lucky one with a camera, sitting at the picnic table across from Lydia, ready to capture the moment.

A random, yet important, moment that waits in the nooks and crannies of everyday family life.

Lydia’s dad, Wes, wasn’t there with the rest of our family as we watched her arms shake with excitement each time she was given another taste of her newly discovered culinary delight. Wes was away for two weeks of training as part of his on-going obligation with the Army National Guard.READ THE REST OF THE STORY ON HUFFINGTON POST.