Without question, being a single dad is one of the hardest things we will ever do. Being a parent is hard enough but when you do it alone, it sometimes borders on overwhelming.
Unfortunately there is a lot of negativity directed towards being a single dad but I look at it as a huge positive. I’ve not only dramatically improved my relationship with my daughters over the last two years, but I have grown immensely as a father and as a person.
I won’t say it’s been easy, because there were times that I felt lost, but I worked through them. Just like the millions of other single dads out there, we have no choice but to be the absolute best fathers we can be.
When I’m with my daughters, I am my happiest and try to spend as much quality time with them as possible. And when I’m not when them, I’m thinking about them.
There are still times (more frequently than I’ll admit) that I break down and cry because I miss them so much. Seeing them every weekend is great, but that still leaves plenty of days that I don’t get to see them.
But when I got divorced, I got a new lease on life and a new opportunity to step up and be a great dad. And that’s what I strive for every day. My girls now see how genuinely happy I am and for the first time in years, we laugh together and are just content being with each other.
There is no better feeling.
Being a single dad has changed my life so much for the better and today’s video shares 7 reasons why I think it’s so awesome.
So for all you single dads, please recognize what an amazing opportunity you have to reinvent yourself and become the father you know you can be.
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