I’ve always loved cars – the faster, the better. I believe this need for speed is programmed into my DNA. My father raced in the Texas dirt track circuit when I was a kid. I don’t remember much about my father before my parents’ divorce, but I can clearly recall the roar of the race car engines and the smell of the track.
I grew up wanting to be a race car driver, but I never thought that I’d ever get the opportunity to make that dream come true. However, it did come true when I drove a Ferrari F430 GT at Dream Racing in Las Vegas. Saying it was one of the most awesome experiences of my life would be an understatement. The only thing that has surpassed that experience is being a dad.
Driving that car made me realize a few things about fatherhood and about myself. In the end, I discovered that fatherhood is a lot like racing a Ferrari.