I was going through my feed reader today and came across a very well written post written by Adam Purcell of WheresTheInstructions.com titled “For The Next Generation,” and it got me thinking about a few things…
Adam’s sums up his post using this one sentence…
“This is one of the greatest calls of a father, to realise the world my daughter grows up in, is the one I make for her.”
What kind of world do you want to make for your child? Do you want your children to have all of the things that you didn’t have? Do you want them to have more?
I want Ace to have more than I did growing up, but I want to make sure he also gets the things that I did. I could bust my butt and work seven days a week and give him everything he ever wanted…except for one thing…a Dad.
While I would love for Ace to have every thing he ever wanted, I think it is more important for him to be happy. I think it is more important that he have an involved Mom and Dad. I think it is more important that he is smothered in love.
Just remember…the world that we make for our children is not made up of just physical things that money can buy. It is also made up of something that money can’t buy….friends and family.
In my opinion, a person can buy every thing they ever wanted, but they won’t be truly happy unless they have true friends and a loving family.