Happy Father’s Day!
I want to start off by saying happy father’s day to all the father’s out there. I also want to make a special mention to all the guys out there that are being father’s the kids that don’t have one. Those men deserve a day all their own. It’s something that I don’t think is talked about enough. All father’s love their kids, but it takes a special person to choose to be a father to a child that doesn’t have a positive male influence in their life. I know that being a father is the best thing I could ever ask to be. My kids have made me a better person. At the same time, my kids are the biggest frustration I have at times.
This morning, my girls and wife went out of their way to get me breakfast and bring it to me in bed. They jumped up in bed with me and showered me with hugs. It was awesome. Ten minutes later though those same girls were screaming at the top of their lungs as each other. The mood in our household can change in an instant, and then again without warning. I can’t imagine my life without my kids. I imagine that it would be much quieter, but also far less rewarding.
Though I’ve always looked forward to being a dad so that I could enjoy days like this, I honestly couldn’t expect them to be as good as they are. My kids are the reason that I do all that I do to provide what I can for them.
Getting Older, Wiser?
The older I get, the more I start to realize a lot of things that my parents have said are very true. By having kids of my own, I’m able to get a glimpse in to how my parents feel about me. I definitely have a different appreciation for everything that both my Father and Mother have done for me. I also understand how they could have gotten so frustrated at times. I only hope that as my kids get older, they too will come to the same realizations that I have. Once again, happy father’s day to all my fellow hunting (and non-hunting) fathers.