June 27, 2013I'm Being a Better Dad Today
Dear Dr Laura,
I'm writing to say thank you. I'm a divorced father of a beautiful 4-year-old girl. She has truly been a blessing and anchor in my life. Ever since she hit the ground she has given my life new purpose, perspective and humility. Feeling very strongly that one of the parents should be home with the children, I've arranged my life and business so I can work from home and take care of my girl. It's been me and her since she was just 2-1/2 months old. While it's been challenging and trying at times, I wouldn't have had it any other way!
Unfortunately her mom and I divorced when my girl was just 2 years old. It was hard accepting the fact there was nothing I could do about her mom's actions, beliefs, thoughts, regarding our marriage. It was even harder losing someone who I thought was my best friend. However as a father and a man, I knew what I needed to do: move forward and be my kid's dad. And that's what I continue to do, providing a stable, loving, nurturing and consistent home for my daughter.
We are just coming off a difficult stretch of time and one has been little more trying than others. I hate to say it, but my patience was wearing thin and I was ready for a break. She will go to her mom's this afternoon and evening and I will be back to pick her up in the morning.
Feeling a little down about my lack of patience I was not in the best of moods this morning but then I got my copy of "Be A Better Dad Today" from your weekly book giveaway. It totally made my day! Thank you!
Thank you for everything you do! I became a Dr. Laura Family member several months ago and have been listening to your podcasts. Your show and what you do has been very helpful to me and has given me tools to tackle everyday life and most importantly helps me be a better father. I cannot thank you enough. In this superficial world of little morality, and hypocrisy, you are moral warrior! Your integrity, and straightforward approach to relationships, communication, family and life is refreshing!!!
Please keep doing what you do! And I will continue to be the example of a man and father by which my daughter will measure and compare all men.
Posted by Staff at 12:03 PM