It took me 35 years to truly appreciate the values these two were trying to instill in me as a young child. I guess I just grew up bitter and resentful towards what I was missing, rather than what I already had, in them. Being a parent is the single most important purpose in all of our lives. In my opinion, even more so if you’re not always in your children’s lives or maybe even if your not currently in them at all; but going to any length to be for good. The purpose of being a parent, is to strive to be the best version your yourself. In turn, you develop your children into magnificent human beings who will impact the world. Not every role gets the attention or recognition it deserves. These two, well they deserve far more than I could ever give them. I just hope they understand that when I’m distant, far away, not always present; everything that I do is so they can be proud of me and so that I can be proud to represent them. They made me the man I am, which makes me the parent I am. That is my greatest purpose.
If you’re a person in recovery and you have children, children you’ve been away from and you’re trying to get back or maybe even you lost your children altogether; just make sure you’re willing to go to any length, even if it isn’t always noticed or appreciated. I can promise, one day it does pay off, and the journey will makes sense. It took me 35 years. ❤️