It was, truly, a race against time. Months earlier, on the heels of his diagnosis, I received a clear, persistent and urgent message: “You won’t get it back,” they cautioned. “Take the time — tell him what he means to you, share your fondest memories, do it now.” I nodded. I agreed. But I couldn’t do it.
It is dawn. His primary concern is whether I have packed enough snacks. His mother always packs the snacks when we all go out. But this trip, it’s just Dad and him, and he knows I often am guilty of bringing only a few sardine tins, water and deer jerky. My son is 9. In […]
Lots of fathers participate in Parenting Now! We honor them this month by sharing these words of strength and love from one of “our” Parenting Now! dads. A lot of things come with instructions. Sometimes there are maps and blueprints on how to do this or that. Not so when it comes to parenting and […]