“Happiness comes from taking all of the credit and none of the blame.” From “Guilt” by Johnathan Kellerman
Daddy, what’s wrong?
Nothing really. Old men just cry a lot.
But I’ve never seen you like this before.
Most of the time, men hide their feelings. With age it becomes harder to conceal them. Time strips the veneer.
Daddy please don’t do this. Please stop.
If I could rid you of your hurt and pain, I would.
But it’s not your fault.
Doesn’t matter. It is my burden, my cross, and it will always be.
“Family is a powerful force. It can shape you, build you up or ruin you.” From “Iron House” by John Hart
Wow. Thanks for sharing.
The burdens of parenting. At least you still care.
Long ago my mother told me “Your children are your children for the rest of your life.” So true.