I was reading a post on the “Become a Better Father” blog today and this quote jumped off the page for me:
“I am far from a perfect dad. And I always will be. But I’m a damn good dad, and my son will always feel bigger than anything life can throw at him.”
That is exactly what I want for my girls. I want them to feel bigger than anything that gets tossed at them. Bigger than any negative comment someone will make about their hair, their weight, the clothes they wear. Bigger then they may feel when they realize that there are others out there who don’t think they are good enough (for whatever reason). Bigger than the feelings they will feel when they get their heart broken. Bigger than the pain they will feel when they don’t get/or lose their job. Bigger than their disappointments.
That is after all what parenting is about. Right?