The greatest gift afterloving your child unconditionally is to teach them how to think for themselves.
We don’t need them to be our clones. We don’t need them to be robots- repeat everything they hear in school and from other people.
The gift of thinking for yourself critically and analytically is something I strive to give my son.
How much would you risk for your boy?
As a father for a little less than 2 years there is one thing I can tell you with certainty: There is NOTHING I wouldn’t do for my boy. I love this kid with a love so strong I don’t think we know until we bring a child into this world.
Indeed the blessing is so great it enabled me to make major life changes and grow as a human being. And with that in mind I propose this: Every sacrifice you make for your child/children is actually a gain.
I left just about everything I know behind and moved to a new state.
Quit my career,
left friends and family,
lost income and retirement funding, and the list goes on.
However, in that loss I gained not only a beautiful boy, but freed my wife from working, granting a wish she always had to be an at home mom, and I gained a larger domicile, a better quality of life, peace of mind, and a pool to boot!
Blessing are everywhere, never forget that.
Now stop reading my blog and go hug your kid(s)!!!