I came across this video today and it really sums up my feelings about being the best parent you can be. I thought this would be appropriate for Boomers to think about, whether you’re a Mom or a Dad, even though it’s about being a father. As we get older and often think about some of the dreams we had or things we may have had accomplished, we need to remind ourselves not to think that we sacrificed those dreams in any way by being a good parent. I admit that I often have wondered what I could have done in music if I stayed single and traveled and only ate, slept and played music, but I always reminded myself that nothing has ever really made me feel better than being a parent. All you have to do is think of the smiling faces of your children to remember that feeling. Nothing we ever do is a waste of time. It is what is is. It is what makes us the person we are!
I know that I will leave a mark on this world.... in the two special human beings I helped bring into it. They have and always will make this a better world than it was before they were here.
Enjoy this video, especially the great drawings and song. No, I didn’t write the song... I wish I had!
"Family Man" from Trevor Little on Vimeo.