My son Spencer has worked by my side for many years now. He helps me out a great deal, mainly at fundraisers, and my auction team loves having him around. It's great that he'll put on a suit and hang out with his dad! I have watched him mature and learn a bit about the business world, sharpen his social and life skills, as well as build his confidence. It's hard for me to believe that he'll be graduating from high school next year. Where does the time go?
I'm lucky that we have the chance to work together and that he actually enjoys it. It gives us an opportunity to spend more time together since fundraising events are often on weekends. That way, we don't feel like we're missing out too much on our family time. We probably have as much fun as the guests at these fundraising auctions. The energetic and exciting atmosphere of an auction can't be beat. Especially if the alternative is having my son sit in front of a television or computer screen for the night. Plus it's extra rewarding to be able to feel like you're contributing to a worthy cause; whether it be for bettering the greater good of the community, improving a kid's educational experience or raising funds and awareness towards battling a life-altering disease.
Thanks Spence! I'm so proud of you.