It is a beautiful day in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
The temperature is low, the humidity is low.
It’s the perfect time for a picnic.
I’ve brought my husband, John, along for the picnic, to take in the scenery and enjoy the fresh air.
We’re about three miles from our house, just a couple of miles from the highway.
We are sitting on the porch with John in front of the fireplace, watching the sun rise, and the breeze blowing through the open grass.
The breeze is gentle, the wind is gentle.
The only thing I’m noticing is the little green, fluffy birds that hang out on the trees.
I notice the birds’ blue eyes looking at us from above.
There’s something about them that makes them feel like part of our family.
I feel the same way.
I have always felt a deep connection with these birds, but I was never a big bird fan.
I thought I had a certain type of bird in me.
And then one day, John said, “You know, you really should try being a dad.”
And I knew instantly that he was right.
For me, being a father has always been about caring for my children.
When I think of my children, the ones I love the most, I see them in the world around me.
I think about them on a daily basis.
And I feel like my children are my family.
For them to be around me, I have to be there for them.
The moment that I see the children, they are my kids.
That’s when I feel a connection with them.
And that’s when my relationship with them begins.
It doesn’t matter if I’m just a dad, or a husband, or just a husband and wife.
I can be all of those things at once.
For many people, having a child is something that they only dream about.
It feels like something they have dreamed about, but they don’t have the time to achieve it.
I was so determined to make a difference when I was a little kid that I never wanted anything less than a full life for myself and my children and my family, to be able to have the life I want.
I had to make it happen.
I wanted to be a parent because I thought that was what my children wanted.
It didn’t matter that I didn’t have a job or that I wasn’t rich or famous or famous.
I just wanted a full and fulfilling life.
That was my goal, and I was determined to get there.
The first thing I wanted was a house, because I had no one to live with. I didn