A moment in time where I felt on top of the world and at the same time uncertain what I was going to do. Being a dad has not only been one of the greatest joys of my life, but also one of the most difficult, character shaping realities.
This is the challenge and tension of relationship: to want to be close to someone without them changing what you do and who you are.
The truth is, if we can teach our kids how to face the things they do not like, we prepare them to experience more out of life. We prepare them to push through the hard things to get to the good things.
The last thing I saw was a beaming smile as he strolled into his school. The next time I saw him was with head low and tear-filled eyes. What happened? One word...