Life in the fast lane

Tuesday, July 24, 2007
I took a job contracting with MHMR as a mentor. I needed money to pay the bills while i support my non-profit dream. It's summer and my son is at home with endless hours of playing games on his PS2, eating, sleeping and... being alone. I get caught up in the same rat race that everyone does, work! work! work!, our lives are ruled by so much to do and so little time. Well i am giving my time to other people's children right now. I am riding trains, playing tag, going to movies and eating ice cream (oops! I am Diabetic, I hope I didn't say that out loud). The best time each day, i am giving away to others for money.
I was up the other night and checked in on my sleeping 15 year old baby. I never thought that I would be here. Approaching 40 raising a teenager. But in his peaceful slumber i realized that my priorities have shifted. I have neglected our relationship. We have to remember that our own children need what these other children need. They need their time on the train, your smile at the funny things they say and to be an important part of your life even if it's for a few hours a day.
We get to go away together to the beach this weekend. I am going to be there with my son and other family members. I hope it is a time that my son will remember for years to come, just like the little times when we I read books to him at night or when we watched Remember the Titans 11 times. It's the time that no ones pays us for that is so important, I think it's time to put in some overtime!!!!!!!!!

c u around the playground!

father for life