7 Things I Discovered About My Daughter

I spent last week in ‘seclusion!’ OK, not quite what you think…

The Joy of Unplugging

My wife and I (and you know who else) decided it was time to shut down and shut out – detach temporarily from the noise of the world around us and focus on what really matter to us… us, as a family. So we unplugged!

No Facebook status updates!
No tweets!!
No Skype!!!
No phone calls!!!!
No blog posts!!!!!

We headed to Soestduinen, a little, serene town in central Netherlands.

With no prior knowledge of the town (or country), we drove 2 hours to a fine resort, surrounded by massive expanse of woodlands. We had an awesome family break.

Seven New Discoveries About Isabel

Isabel-Juda turns 9 months this week and her life has been nothing short of joy and awe. We’re constantly discovering something new and interesting about her; allow me share just seven with you (some of which I found out while we were away last week):

  • She loves outside views. Her best part of the house is the patio doors in the living room – she can sit there for an hour and simply absorb the outside views without any sign of boredom. It’s her meditation spot!
  • She prefers the iPad and iPhone to Blackberry (who doesn’t!). And to prove it, this is what happens when she has the BB but sees the iPhone…


  • She can hold a conference meeting with herself for as long as she wants. Yes, she speaks a language only she understands.
  • She absolutely loves FIFA 13 on the iPad. Over the weekend, she started to shout ‘GOAL!’ whenever I score. Hers go more like ‘Kaaaa!’
  • She loves to clap her hands at home and in church. I still can’t get a video because she stops whenever she sights the iPhone recording her.
  • She now has 7 teeth, which is amazing at 9 months!
  • She made what looks like her first breakfast order last week. Take a look…


The Best Job on the Planet

I heard people talk about the joy of parenting before we had our daughter. Being one now, I wouldn’t say it’s easy but without a shadow of doubt it’s the best job on the planet.

Watching an infant grow in your house and one day call you FATHER is priceless! And the look on their face when they see you makes you realize they know you aren’t a stranger. That amazes me.

Here’s wishing Isabel more years ahead as she grows to live intentionally and fulfill her God-intended purpose.

When was the last time you took a break from ‘routine’ to spend with those closest to you? What did you do or learn in the process? Leave a comment.

About Joseph Iregbu

I'm a writer, purpose guy, speaker and business consultant. My passion is to help people live with purpose and not waste their lives. I live in the UK with my wife, Temi and our gorgeous Isabel Juda. Let's connect on Twitter and Facebook.

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