Wayne, this is fantastic. Sometimes, it really is the best we can hope for: the bird we have in hand or risk everything trying to capture the two in the bush. But when you can look back and say to yourself honestly that your own dreams have been shelved for the good of your family, I should say that you have achieved a darn site more than many.
This will receive my nomination for the weekly contest tomorrow when I have my votes back. Not enough poetry is written with this kind of raw honesty.
Thank you. They say pain is the great motivator. I couldn't see the forest because all the trees were in the way for many years in my own life. Now I fear my son is lost in the woods. I just hope he is finding his way out. We all chose our own path.
Wayne, a very honest open write that I am sure wasn't easy to share. We always hope our children will do better, want more than ourselves. When you see them not really reaching for those stars and not living up to
the potential we know they have we begin to question our own failings as a parent. I have learned that we can only teach them the best way we know how, teach them right from wrong, instill a good work ethic and morals and then hope for the best. The rest is up to them. One of the most heartwarming things I ever heard my step-son say to his dad was, he always thought he was such a d* growing up until he was on his own and it all made sense. I wish you the best. He will find his way.
Thank you Brenda for your comments. I just am having a hard time understanding putting visions of grandeur over financial security and stability. He has a college degree and has had great opportunities with good companies, yet he would rather abandon it all to try to make it big in the marijuana business.
10 months ago
This write has a lot to say for itself, ironic that it left me speechless.