My family will tell you that I am not the most family oriented person. I’ve never been one of those adults who needs to live near his parents. I got married at a relatively young age and never looked back.
I’m probably not the best husband. I try though.
I’m definitely not the best father. I lose my patience quickly. I do love my kids though and try as hard as I can to attend all of their events. They are also all amazing mountain bikers which I could consider my greatest achievement.
Today I am a proud father.
My oldest son is graduating from high school. He’s a quiet kid and very kind. He’s never in trouble and is a good worker. Sure. There’s things we have issues with but I couldn’t have asked for a better first born. He’s made it pretty easy on us.
I may be leaving for a few months but it sure isn’t to get away from my family. I need to rediscover myself so that I can take care of them better.
If my family can’t motivate me to be a better person, nothing can.
Love your families, without them, you truly have nothing. No one will ever love you as much as your family does.