Evan and I hiked into John Heinz National Wildlife Reserve which is super close to my house. It was a classic father/son day: No plan, just father and son taking a walk in the woods. We found an embankment where people usually fish and I showed him how to skip rocks and he got a kick out of throwing some big ones in there to make a big splash. The most fun of all was when we made a makeshift fishing pole out of a stick, some fishing line, and a lure with a hook attached. We dropped the line in and tried to catch a fish. No idea what I would have done had I actually landed one, would have made for a good story I'm sure.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
No matter who comes in and out of your life, I will always be your Dad, I've been your Dad since day one. No one can take that away from us. Not a single person. Ever. The position of Evan and Eliana's father is not a vacancy, nor will it ever be. I may not be there every single day, but there is not a minute that passes where you are not on my mind or in my thoughts, and especially, in my heart. I was there when you both were born and cut both of your umbilical cords. No one else can say that. Those were literally the best two days of my life; the days that you were born. Things didn't turn out as I'd hoped, and while in large part, I am to blame, don't think for a second that I didn't fight like hell to keep our family together, because I did. Was I perfect? No. Far from it. But my heart has always been in the right place. I love you both unconditionally and I will always be here for you. There is not a single person on Earth who can take away your father. We are blood. We will always be family. No matter what happens I will always be close to you and I am always here for you.