Every day is Father’s Day

Out of the blue a few weeks ago, my youngest daughter gave me a card she made at school.

She did it just because she wanted to.

Anyone who has met my daughter knows she is a charmer and is a sweet, sweet soul. She is also very giving and caring.

A just  because card.

A just because card.

One of the things that Rachel brings up often when the twins are here is that we have a calm household. She can list a lot of reasons why she thinks that, and many include that Daniel is usually very relaxed here. When the kids moved away and I worked through how I would parent, I wanted to provide the twins with 2 things: sanctuary and stability. I also wanted them to know that love is unconditional, or it isn’t love.

Ok, I wanted those things for me, too.

The twin’s lives became pretty unpredictable for a while after the family split and very hectic, too. When I go to meetings with Daniel’s teachers and therapists, I can see that his behaviours can be challenging, but I often wonder why I don’t see them here.

But when Rachel says it is calm here, I know that I have done my job as a father well. And I so love being their father.

All my kids are the best kids ever. That makes every day Father’s Day.

Advertisements

Please share your thoughts

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s