I don’t consider myself a great father because I’ve seen how bad I am at this in the moments that don’t make it to Facebook. But I know how hard I try and how difficult it can be sometimes. I assume most people with kids go through similar struggles.
In a life of relative comfort, it sometimes takes loss to remind us how much we have, and make us take inventory of what makes us who we are.
Over the weekend, I learned of the passing of a high school classmate — Earl (“EJ”) Eggert.