I have never experienced the joy that comes from seeing my older children as they grew into adulthood and the interactions that come on a daily basis. My entire life has been focused on being a dad, I have always tried to be a good dad and be there for my children. As many of you who have followed this blog over the years are aware, these opportunities were taken from me through the choices that others made. These choices impacted my life directly as my children were taken away from me by there mother and the choices she made to fall in love with someone else.
Now I find myself in an amazing marriage to the most incredible woman I could have ever dreamt of. We have a great life! I am watching my soon to be 5 year old grow up and I get to see her excitement for life daily. What a blessing for me to finally after all these years be able to watch.
My little Bella brings so much love and joy into my life.
Shared experiences strengthen the bonds of love we feel for one another.
I have missed out on many of these shared experiences with my older children. I love them deeply and unconditionally. The bond however is different. They are more closely bonded to their mother by nature of these shared experiences that I was robbed of.
My daughter Alexa I was blessed with through my marriage to her mother. I have many more shared experiences with Alexa than I do my other two. I have a deep bond with Alexa, although I love all of my children the same. I see her and interact with her daily. This has strengthened my bond with her over the years.
Shared experiences drive our connection with those around us. As we strengthen these connections through time together, quality time, we can strengthen the love we have for one another.
Relationships require effort. All things in life require effort. Our choices are where we place that effort. If you are struggling in your relationships and want to get them back on track, start by increasing time together that will create more shared experiences, thus intensifying the bonds between us.