My Jackson turned 5 today

Today I served as a ‘watchdog’ at the school where my children are educated.  It was a blast.  I have never had so many hi-5’s in a single day.  I was an absolute celebrity… and so were my kids.

I’ll have to do that again.

I did so specifically today because it was Jackson’s 5th birthday and he asked me to come with him.  My father actually served as a watchdog today as well.

Anyway, I’m sitting here thinking about the many things Jackson has brought into my life over the last 5 years.  I remember being so scared when he was born.  We had existed with one child, but I was afraid of what life would be like with 2.  And, as strange as this sounds, I was afraid that I wouldn’t have the same connection I had with my first son.

That all went out the door the moment I saw Jax.  I love that boy.  And my love for him is in every way equal and as special as my love for Bradon, my first son.  All I want in life is to be the husband to their mother and father that God has called me to be to those two kids.  Every other goal is secondary to that primary goal.

They are so special to me.

Tonight I was at Walmart and bumped into a guy I haven’t seen for a long time.  He has a child that I see occasionally, but he and the child’s mother are at odds.  For that reason, he hasn’t seen his child for quite some time.

If you wanted to kill me, you could do it that way. 

In this life there will be many choices made.  I hope that I always make the choices that best care for my wife and kids.  Do you?

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