Daddy Dear

Daddy Dear

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I have never taken anything more seriously than parenting, say nothing of doing it alone -- in a virtual vacuum -- every day bringing a new challenge, problem and occasionally a fantastic event involving one of my boys that I'll remember as long as I live. Eric asked me once some time ago if I would do it all again -- marry his mother again -- go it alone with two helpless children to care for. Even to this day -- as I look at him, and although his brother, Travis, has been a a€œchallenge, a€ to say the least, when I think of all our triumphs -- I couldn't imagine living life without them. So I guess I didn't really answer the question, did I? The events in this book are true, and they have been written in the hopes that my boys can learn more about their Dad later, when they dona€™t want, or need anything from me, except of course, my love and friendship. I was married and divorced inside of two years, and only six weeks later woke up to the responsibility of raising a 3 1a„2 year old and 11 month old all by myself. I hadna€™t even adopted Travis yet, as his mother would play head games with us both a€“ I suppose punishing me for not being his natural fathera€b so go figure. This book documents, in almost a timeline by-chapter, significant events and the emotional consequences that accompanied most all of them. It follows my career and desperation for monetary support early-on, as well as the boysa€™ lives from diapers through young adulthood, including childhood, adolescence, and the incredible task of letting go as they assert their independence. It is a journey of love a€“ one that I hope my children will understand at some point, when and if they take the time to sit and read this story of single fatherhood a€“ and of their own young lives.Ifhe plays his cards right, hea#39;ll have his freedom back by his 17th birthday (March 2 1996) . . . a a€œparolea€ of sorts. ... fighting with my family, most of whom disagree with my approach to Travisa#39; problems, and now being the iron fist and watching Travis ... I went and bought myself a new toy, tooa€”a 1996 Saturn SL2, yep, a car.

Title:Daddy Dear
Author:Jeff Flagel
Publisher:Xlibris Corporation - 2001-01-09


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