An Event Missed

I have made it known in several earlier posts what a proud parent I am.  I am one of those dads that feels it is very important to be there for all the big events that go on with my family.  It definitely means that some major sacrifices were made regarding my former career.  Unfortunately, there are those times when work overtakes the family event.  Happily this is quite rare.

This past week, I missed my oldest daughter’s science fair.  She had partnered with a friend of hers this time.  This was a bit of a big deal, as this was the first year that the kids would actually be judged instead of just getting a participation ribbon.  I was thrilled to find out that she and her friend had garnered the highest honor of the purple ribbon.  Their experiments in cookie ingredient alterations had fulfilled all the requirements of the scientific method.

It was a bittersweet victory in my mind because I had missed out on that event as I was working that night.  It is my supreme hope that I don’t miss too many other events.


About Mike Lemons
I'm a guy in his 40's who has been bumming around the net for years. I am married to a wonderful woman, and have 3 gorgeous kids.

4 Responses to An Event Missed

  1. mas raden says:

    very good mike, thats very nice post. .
    thanks for sharing
    greeting from mas raden

  2. vakkermom says:

    You are a great dad, Mike. Too many parents place more importance on their jobs than they do on their kids’ activities – and really, their kids. They don’t think they do, but actions speak louder than words. I hope to be like you – rarely missing a thing, and being a part of everything I can that my kids do.

    • Mike Lemons says:

      Making me blush now…I just look at it like this…they are only kids for so long…before I know it they will grow up…have lives of their own, and I likely won’t see them as often as I’d like…that and well age is starting to rear it’s wrinkly head on me too….

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