What's up with the wolf?
When I found out that Brooke was pregnant with our first child I remember being so excited. I could not wait to be a father. I decided that we needed something to identify us, a symbol that would represent what we stood for as a family. After very careful consideration, I had selected our “symbol”. I came home from work one day and informed Brooke that our family was going to be the “wolf pack”. I am sure that when I told Brooke about my theory of the “wolf pack” she probably questioned her choice in a spouse. Nevertheless, to me it stood for everything a family should be; fiercely loyal, family centered, and united. The success of our family unit as a whole would be determined and forged by each of its members. A small excerpt from the poem “Law of the Jungle” by Rudyard Kipling summarizes my sentiment beautifully.
“Now this is the Law of the Jungle -- as old and as true as the sky;
And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the Wolf that shall break it must die.
As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk the Law runneth forward and back --
For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.”