I started writing here what seems long ago and as life has changed and moved it is time for me to move this ongoing diary as well. With one book out, The Greatest Wish, another The Intentional Father due in August and a newly launched Charity, We Hear The Children (www.wehearthechildren.org) I am moving my ongoing diary to that site. In the continuation to reach out to people who desire to become parents and to assist them in any way that I can. I have been consistently touch by the comments and e mails I have gotten from around the world for you all and hope that as life changes, my kids grow and I venture into new things you will take the time to follow our growth as a family.
So as the dust settles on all of this and I look back at all that has transpired, what has been lost and notions that have been thrown out as well I can only take heart in the advice I was given by my sons. We had our first grill out a few nights ago, and we went to the store to get some things for BBQ season. Ben got some mustard and Bryce relish. As we were eating the boys were trying the condiments….Ben went on to state that he likes relish, despite the fact he did not like it before. Conversely, Bryce now likes mustard, when I asked the kids about what they thought changed Ben answered, “Dad, it is like life…things just change and change is good”, Bryce agreed. Now, coming from two little boys who started life in both hostile and unforgiving environments, whose lives were forever changed on many levels, this made the father in me proud. I guess this was one of the times I could feel like a success and no amount of money, real estate, possessions or material wealth could replace that reward. They had made it through, guided by me and we were truly a family unit. I had become the father I always intended to be.