That’s what it’s all about, people. Right there.
That picture was taken January 5, 2010. Zacharie was 2 1/2, Charlie a few hours old.
Everything I have accomplished in my life is summed up in that photo.
Before I met Jen, I was married once before. My ex already had a late-teenaged daughter, and we realized we were close enough to being grandparents to not try and have children of our own. So I thought I would never have kids, and I was fine with it.
Then I met Jen, and 3 years later I had 2 boys. Wow. How life changes.
While I am still a little stubborn and selfish, the ‘big picture’ becomes much more clearer when you’re a father. Everything I do is to make sure they have comfort, safety, and happiness. I’ll always be the last in line, because I need to make sure those 2 boys make it to their own finish line.
A friend of mine once wrote:
“Fatherhood is a slowly walked journey. With each step you divide yourself in half: you one side, your child on the other, and then as your foot touches the ground you put those pieces together into a whole. Repeat one million tiny times.”
Happy Father’s Day to the men in your life that make a difference in your life and the lives of your children.
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