I Will Teach My Children To Give Away Their Shoes

Hey there to all my wonderful readers! I wanted to share with you my very first article contribution for the website Forward Walking, run by my author pal Seth Adam Smith. You might recognize this post as one of the classics here on You’ll Soon Be Flying. Look out for new articles from me over on FW in the weeks to come!

If you have not had a chance to check out this site, I’d encourage you to do so. It’s full of inspirational articles by a collective of individuals who have lived through amazing trials, but are continuing to walk forward through this life. I hope you will find a spare moment or two and pop to read the incredible stories shared there. Enjoy!

~Much love,

Forward Walking


You know those teachable moments with your children, the sweet ones, like when they hold an apple seed in their hand and ask in that sweet innocent voice, “Mommy, if I keep this in my room under my pillow will it grow into more apples?” I often find myself thinking “Someday, I want to make sure I teach them about that..” but instead of seizing the very second right in front of me, most times, I just shuffle everyone along, and the clock on the wall ticks ahead, and just like that, the moment has passed. And as quickly as it came, I’ve already filed it away under my “Take time to teach your children…” list tucked securely in the back of my mind, next to my other dusty, half forgotten lists like “What I want to be when I grow up” and “If I had a million…

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