I've now been a single father for more than 13 1/2 years, a year longer than I was married. That is mind-boggling to me. I've grieved the loss of my beautiful, loving wife, Lori. I haven't shared this before now, but I was lucky enough to be with Lori, holding her hand, in her last moments. I've raised our two, beautiful and intelligent daughters who are studying in college and my now 14-year old "Favorite Son" since he was seven-months old. I fell in love with an extraordinary woman, the second great love of my life. She and I were engaged, un-engaged, lived a lifetime in 6 1/2 years, and ended our relationship last spring. I've taken responsibility and I've forgiven. I've experienced a thousand successes and as many disappointments. I've tried to handle it all with grace, but I haven't always been able to. I'm getting better at it, though.
Before we can grow up, we fall in love three times.
First, we fall in love with our best friend who teaches us about true friendship.
One time, we fall in love with a person who we believe is perfect.
This love teaches us that no one is perfect and
that we should never allow ourselves be treated as any less than we deserve.
Finally, we fall in love with someone just like we are.
We discover the person we are and the person we want to become.
Well, I guess I've grown up.
This is the first new post I’ve done in a while and I haven’t done much recently to promote older posts either. I think I've been on what some people might call a bit of a Sabbatical, although I didn't travel far from home. While I was "away," I've appreciated the readers who’ve continued to visit The Single Fathers Guide Blog for support, advice, and insights to help single dads raise successful, independent children while creating a fulfilling life for themselves. Our single father community has a pretty strong foundation for which I am thankful.
|Me and my business partner, former While|
You Were Out cast member Ali Barone.
|Kappa Delta Jordan.|
|TFS at TPS.|
|Laissez les bon temps roulez, Kate.|
The long and short is, starting today, I’ll post new blogs (almost) every Tuesday. Brimming with momentum and ample material from which to draw, I hope you continue to find The Single Father’s Guide Blog informative, helpful, and entertaining.
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