I am SO proud of you two!
Josh – It’s the beginning of January 2016 and you recently started a new job as part of the Security team for the Monterey Bay Aquarium. And, as you always do, you used your confidence, your integrity, and your sense of professionalism, and you immediately gained the respect and trust of those you work with and work for. Now, after only 2 months, they disparately want you to take on a supervisory role. When I spoke with you last week, you had a sense of purpose in your voice again that was wonderful to hear. You are moving forward. I’m definitely a Proud Dad!
Donday – Unfortunately, you had to deal with the collapse of the marriage of your parents at the same time that you’re trying to put together the beginnings of your own marriage (your wedding in August). And, as is your nature, you have been loving and fair and compassionate and an absolute joy to be around. You being “You” around me has made my challenges much-less of a challenge. Again — I’m definitely a Proud Dad!
2016 is going to be a transformative year for all of us — including your mom.
My Top 3 Goals for this year are (in order of importance):
- Be the Best Dad I can be to your two.
- Create a new life on solely my own two feet.
- Transition my relationship with your mother in as civil and honorable way as I possibly can. (I can only control my own actions, so that’s what I’m going to focus on.)
I love you both SO Dearly.
Please continue to keep me in-the-loop of your life, and I promise to do the same.