Monday, March 02, 2015

Dad, I'm 11

"Dad, I'm 11"

These words gripped my heart. He is closer to being a man than the day of his birth. 

And I worry. 

Ryan is a great kid, but I worry if he is going to be a great man. Will he fall into something that will cause his life to stumble off the course his potential could take him. Will he get busted for drinking, use drugs, impregant somebody while in high school. 

My fear comes out of a desire to protect him but also from the question inside me that asks if I am doing enough. 

More important than that question is the one that asks, am I being the man I want him to be?