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.
It’s such a waste, that we pitch our lives one way and that benefits us, but doesn’t benefit anyone else. Growing up I fitted into my parents’ life, but I’ve never worked on the assumption that my children should fit their lives into mine, I’ve always fitted my life into theirs.
It’s also the little things we should do that make a big difference to our families that we don’t always do. We don’t have to furnish our children with lavish gifts to show them we care. Emotionally we should be there for them and as hard as we find it, not to changes how we relate to one another.
To leave a positive imprint in our children’s lives is so important. They are our lives and we need to nurture that.