As is often the case, the most profound truths are pretty simple.
In essay contests we have conducted in different areas of the country, thousands of children have written about “What my father means to me.” We always received priceless stories and comments, expressed as only kids can. The entire experience is truly heartwarming.
Here’s a challenge from these essays. Reading them, our staff couldn’t help noticing a common theme.
Typically, the kids describe some of the fun things they do with their dad, or how he demonstrates his love and dedication. Then, toward the end, they’ll add something like this: “If there’s one thing I wish was different with my dad, it would be that we spend more time together.” Or they’ll say, “I wish I could do more things with him.”