Defining Moments #1

I will never forget the day I moved back home . I will never forget the sentence that broke my heart. “You will never set the world on fire.” The chip on my shoulder just became bigger. Perhaps he is just a realist. Perhaps he saw his son average. I’m not saying he didn’t know how to love and care. I’m not saying he was a bad father but I would NEVER tell that to my son.

Little boy the message here is that you can be what you want to be. You are going to make choices I probably won’t agree with at the moment but the belief in you won’t disappear. I want to do something that my father didn’t do, just understand you. Please don’t be afraid to open up. I don’t want to be a critical spirit like him and put your thoughts under a microscope. Your father is a writer at heart and doesn’t have support from those who I thought would support. I stand alone. You will never stand alone.

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  1. This is absolutely marvelous. To break a pattern within a family is not easy to do. To learn from observed mistakes is perhaps more powerful than having to make the mistakes oneself. I really like this a lot.

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  2. The things our parents say can be so hurtful. These experiences make you a better father. A friend once told me to just be there, love them. When you said “you will never stand alone,” I was reminded of this. And Braeden now, you will never stand alone again. Really moving post.

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