We want our children to have it better than we did growing up and that doesn’t solely relate to money. In fact, I would argue that money is not even at the top of the list when it comes to providing our children a better childhood than we had. Sure, money has its importance but, providing a loving environment is better. Protecting our children from physical and spiritual harm is better than money.
I am far from a perfect daddy and will be the first to admit it. I try very hard to be a perfect dad but, that is impossible in this world I believe. I didn’t grow up with a dad in the home so I don’t have a history of the right way to be a father nor the wrong way. I only have examples of other people’s dad to draw upon and that is only from an outside perspective so, I am just winging it so to speak. I know what I wished I had in a dad and I have my mother’s point of view since she raised me and my siblings. I don’t mean to exclude the women reading this letter and if you are a mother, you want the same thing as a father wants for you children. Of course, I am speaking from the starting point of a mother and a father wanting the best for their children. We all know that many moms and dads could care less about their children and that is a real shame.
One thing I think is important is to try to be interested in what our children are interested in. One of the interests my oldest son has is recording videos to post on YouTube. I am quite proud of his progress. He posted a video clip of his trip to Alabama with my wife and our other kids. I have linked it to this letter.