Running in downtown Kansas City a couple weeks ago, I came upon the Catholic Center. The cast iron bald eagle above me is hovering over it’s eaglets in a nest. I feel that way about my kids. I’m known as the strict “Mama Drings” according to them. I don’t believe in excuses; I believe in good behavior. But mostly I believe in happiness, respect and love. In spite of my throwing the hammer down more often than they’d like, I’m their biggest advocate, supporter and protector. In this photo, I’m trying my best to mimic the eagle above. In my life, I AM the eagle.