Some men plan their lives and decide when having kids will work best and some men are taken by surprise when fatherhood arrives. In both cases men have an epiphany that they are now a father and life is about more than just themselves and their needs. Suddenly your life revolves around the safety and growth of your children. Suddenly you have to reassess what is important and what takes priority in your life.
I am so thankful for my two wonderful daughters that brought me to my own personal epiphany of what life means and how I can choose to live it. I owe a lot of my personal growth to managing the ebb and flow of raising my children.
Life is about touching people and making a difference in their lives.
As I face the challenge of furthering my ability to affect the lives of others by running for a higher office I thank my children and grandchildren for being a constant reminder of how I can positively impact their future and those in my community. I want to give my best effort so my kids and all kids can grow and succeed in a safe and nurturing environment that I can help shape. Being a father takes a lot of humility to admit when you don't know all of the answers and need to ask for help and it takes a lot of patience and diligence to make sure your message is heard. Being a father has been the most demanding, frustrating and tiring job I have had but it has also been the most satisfying, rewarding and enriching.
Thank you Kassie, Brenna, Lily and Jordyn for making me a better man and a lucky father!