It’s been easy for me to look back on my father’s life and see how he could have changed so many things to make his life more complete, particularly around his children.
It’s such a waste, that we pitch our lives one way and that benefits us, but doesn’t benefit our children. Growing up I was made to fit into my parents’ life, but I’ve never assumed my children should fit their lives into mine.
It’s the little things we should do that make a big difference that we don’t do. Parents don’t have to furnish our children with lavish gifts to show them we care. Emotionally we should be there for them, not to changes how we relate to them.
To leave a positive imprint on our children is so important. They are our lives and we need to nurture that.