“Tired but True”

As a dad of eight children, life can be very demanding.  Trying to keep up with the day to day activities takes on a whole new meaning of being organized.  There are many days I ask my wife several times what I am supposed to do concerning the care of the children.  Not what or how I’m supposed to take care of them, but who picks up who and from where.  She probably thinks I am the most forgetful person in the world.  It’s just that life is hectic and there are so many to keep up with on a daily basis.

It is important to remember that

our children pass through

our homes in a blink of an eye.

This has been one of those weeks that I have driven just a little over 500 miles just to make it to one child’s soccer games.  And the week isn’t over yet!  That makes for some very short nights and some even shorter days.  I try to make every event my children are involved in because I remember the moment I realized that my parents were always there, while many of my friends never had their own personal cheerleader in the stands.

My parents were faithful to be involved in everything I ever chose to participate in.  My dad racked up many miles at breakneck speed chasing me around west Texas to make sure he was always there.  I could always look in the stands at kickoff or at the beginning of any other event and faithfully, my parents were there.  Nowadays we live in such a hectic and fast paced life that we are often pulled in too many directions.  It is important to remember that our children pass through our homes in a blink of an eye.  It’s true, but although you are tired, stay the course.  Rest will likely come after the kids are gone.

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About Let's Ask Dad

I'm just a common man with sometimes uncommon thoughts. I strive to be the encourager, the mentor, and a coach to those who feel like giving up. I have been blessed with a quiver full of children and have gained much wisdom in the process of raising them.