A Thank You Letter from 2030

[Here’s an excerpt from a letter I received from my child, postmarked 2030. It sounds like the future is bright, and they aren’t asking for money!]

Dear Dad,

It wasn’t until I had children myself that I realized how just how challenging it is to be a parent. And I didn’t really understand until now just how much you’ve done and how hard you’ve worked to make our world a healthier and safer place for us ever since we were babies.

So now I want to express some of my appreciation for the many things you’ve done that have had a big impact on my life, and on my children’s health and happiness.

Thank you for:

You really made a difference in my world, and set a high standard for me to live up to.

Love, your son.

Image: segwaysocial2 at Flickr

Derek Markham

Things I dig include: simple living, natural fatherhood, attachment parenting, natural building, unassisted childbirth (homebirth), bicycles, permaculture, organic and biodynamic gardening, vegan peanut butter cookies with chocolate chips, bouldering, and the blues. Find me elsewhere at @NaturalPapa, @DerekMarkham, Google+, or RebelMouse.

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