Thursday, October 11, 2012

A Father's Pride

by Pa Rock
Extremely Proud Father

I have used this space on occasion of speak of how proud I am of my children.  I have three, and while each of the three is distinctly unique, they have all developed into wonderful parents and very good people.

Nick, my oldest, sets the bar for being a great dad.  He stays active in his son's life and always finds time to do those father-son things that young Boone will never forget.    They have been fishing buddies since Boone was old enough to hold a pole on his own.  They hunt, bowl, barbecue, prowl flea markets and yard sales, and have fun with one another.  Nick works hard, but he also knows how to relax and enjoy life.

Molly is a stay-at-home mother of three pre-schoolers.  She expends more energy in an hour with her mommy duties than I do in a week.  She clips coupons and has an uncanny instinct for finding bargains.  Molly makes sure that none of her kids lack the things that they need.  She is constantly on the go taking the little ones to special places and play dates.  She and Scott work very hard at being great parents to Sebastian, Judah, and Willow.

Tim, my youngest, and his wife, Erin, are also very good parents.  Baby Olive has an extremely out-going personality, something that she inherited from both of her parents.  Tim, as I have mentioned here on numerous occasions, is beginning to experience success as a screenwriter and has had one of his scripts turned into a feature film.  This evening I finished a read-through of his first novel - and it is amazingly good!

My father had one criteria for measuring success:  money.  The more you had, the more successful you were.  And while many good things can come about through being well financed, there is so much more to life than that.  Somehow my children have come to be very successful human beings - and they have done it on a budget!

1 comment:

molly. said...

Thanks Dad. :)

Tim wrote a novel??