Our family and my connection with my children has improved exponentially in the past few months. I want to say "Why didn't we create this family dynamic before?" "Why did we waste so much of our and our childrens' precious time living any other way?" I feel like I've been seeking out regret.
But I believe we are here because of layer upon layer of each of us learning along the way: Of obstacles to overcome; of time to re-arrange and view with fresh eyes; of realizing that, through working together and careful planning, we can slowly mold the family life we seek out.
'Where Good Ideas Come From' is a marvelous book I read last year. It details innovation and ways ideas evolve. An overlooked aspect of good ideas though, is when they hit a dead end; when the technology isn't there to properly support a marvelous invention. I feel similarly about our family. Previously we didn't have the right tools yet to give us what we've now grown to appreciate.