When this post is published, I will be in the midst of an adventure. I am currently at the beach with my wife and daughter. This is her first extended trip away from home and her first trip to the beach. Through it all, this has been the adventure of her lifetime (and if I am being honest, mine).
This adventure is special because it is the first time we have ever been away for nearly a week as a family. Instead of leaving her with family, we decided to embark on the unknown and take it on as a family. I have learned that there is nothing quite like it. Much like parenting in general, you can think you are prepared and yet you know nothing. Until you have been down this path paved with thistles and roots, you cannot truly understand the difficulty of it. Now, don’t get me wrong, for the most part she is well behaved and has a very joyful demeanor, but it is difficult to occupy her.
Through these past few days, I have learned that a toddler doesn’t have very much of an attention span. We had these grand plans and thoughts of all the things we could do and yet we have had to work very hard to accomplish even a fraction of it. We knew that she would need a nap in the middle of the day. We anticipated laying her in the stroller and letting her nap, but that has not happened. She would rather use the stroller as a climbing mechanism instead of actually relaxing in it. I have learned that we have to take whatever we plan to do and reduce it to twenty-five percent of that.
A heartwarming family film is releasing this week. Distributed by AMBI Distribution, BEYOND THE SUN, is a modern day tale of hope, faith and courage based on stories from the Bible. This delightful family movie chronicles the adventures of four young friends in search of God.
The film features a very rare special appearance by Pope Francis. In support of the film, AMBI Media Group is holding a special contest where one lucky winner will win an Exclusive Private Tour of the Vatican and Front Row Tickets to an Audience with The Pope For Four!
For anyone who has ever wanted to visit Italy and The Vatican, this is your chance! For additional details about the contest and to enter, please go to:
BEYOND THE SUN will be available for purchase across multiple platforms including iTunes, Amazon, and TUGG onMay 15th.