Being A Father

 

Matt Wilkie in the mountains of Cebu, PhilippinesThe hardest thing ive had to do in life is be a father. Being a husband has its ups and downs but with April as my equal we find a middle ground and get through most things without a hitch. But being a father children expect you to float them through the wilderness that is life, you never make a mistake in their eyes even if they get hurt mentally or physically because you are their “dad” and it’s a responsibility to many people are easy to give up or vanish from these days. It doesn’t matter if its a chat with Zoei in sounds that are yet to reach words, or with Nicole who tells me she is putting the phone down because im driving and to call her back when im at a hotel. Both moments and many like them  are priceless and make every minute of life worth living. When i returned to the UK earlier this year i worked a job that some people had seen and walked away from in an instant. I worked up to 16 hrs a day 7 days a week because even though i felt low in life and the job i was doing the value of coming home to my wife, my children getting the things they need in live were more important. Many people have lost that path but that is the path that really defines who a man or woman really is. Who the children become. Because there is no glow that makes a person stronger than the glow of being proud of the children they have brought into this world and care for. The day they see that child graduate from college or pass their driving test or win a football game.. any such moment is remembered and as you look forward always remember to look back because you may love and support your children but your parents also done it to you…