It’s been a great week for personal blessings.
I was able to spend time this weekend with all of my children either by phone or personally. I am a very proud Papa to kids who have put up with my overbearing fatherly advice and yet still try half a smile at my Dad jokes in public.
Being a father during a divorce is not easy. You have to learn to bite your tongue and accept certain outcomes. Decision making between two people who were once in love but now struggle to find common ground is a difficult chore.
Children struggle with trying to be favorable to both sides. It’s natural for them to play one against the other even when you are married. More often than not, I’ve had to compromise the short term for the longer game. The old adage of “pick your battles” has become an art form to me.
In the end, the results are in the product. They’ve turned out to be pretty good kids and continue to amaze me and their mother of their strength and ambition. I can’t say I’ve been a perfect father, but at least I know I have done enough to create good citizens. Here’s to a bright future of smart kids!
Wishing all you Father’s a great day and to everyone a wonderful week ahead!