It doesn’t just affect you. It’s effect protrudes to everyone around you. It changes and morphs your relationships.
It being after Christmas, it’s that time we all reflect on life, who we are, and what we mean to the world and those around us.
Like my daughter who is growing up and needs to hear from her daddy. Each of us feel ineligible to be a parent, as if we’re not good enough. That’s still likely true. I’m willing to bet all daddies feel this inadequacy.
We feel incapable of helping others because we only sense our own needs —it’s hard to help others when you are also in need. If we’re honest with ourselves, we know we don’t have all the answers and believe ourselves to be insufficient (we’re human, after all!). So we want to satisfy ourselves first or feel unworthy to help others. We want to get our own house in order.
Yet our sons and daughters don’t need a Ph.D father. Nor someone who has it all together. They simply needs her dad. Nothing more. But also nothing less.