I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately.
My plate is overflowing right now with writing, working with clients, shooting videos, updating social media frequently, and trying to finish several new products.
Yep, my days are literally filled with things to do but none of those things matter much in comparison to what is really on my mind; my daughters.
It’s been 2.5 years since I was first separated and as great as things are going for me these days, it still breaks my heart every Monday when I have to drop them off.
I know I won’t seen them again until Friday night and although it’s really only a few days in between, I feel a deep sense of sadness and loss the moment they leave me.
Being away from them forces me to think about my limited time with them. Am I doing enough? Am I setting a good example? Am I teaching them the right things?
Maybe it will get better, maybe it won’t. In either case, I spend much of my time thinking about them, how their lives are and how their lives will turn out.
And much of that is resting on my shoulders. As it should be.
As single dads, we are faced with the incredibly challenging task of teaching our children how to be good people, to love and respect each other, how to choose right over wrong, and a thousand other things.
It’s also the most amazing opportunity we will ever have. Whether we find another woman, remarry, or stay single forever, it is our jobs as dads to be a rock and a hero for our sons and daughters.
It is our job to protect them, love them, and help them grow into well adjusted adults.
In today’s video, I share some of my personal story and pose a message to you all:
Are you being the best role model, mentor, and dad you can be right now?
If not, change.
I know there are many things I can improve on and work hard every week to be a better dad. Our kids only get one shot at their childhood and we as fathers need to make sure they are learning the right things and from the right people.