To Love Children's Mom
We were taking a walk and holding a serious father-to-son conversation. I asked my fifteen-year-old son:
"Son, if anyone should ask you what you liked best about your dad, what would you say?"
He paused for a moment and said, "I'd say that the thing I like best about my dad is that he loves my mom.
"Naturally I asked, "Son, why would you say that?"
He replied, "I know because you love Mom you're going to treat her right. We will always be a family, because I know how much Mom loves you."
Then he said some words that verbalize the feelings of children all over America, "That means, Dad, that I will never have to choose between you and Mom."
I had no way of knowing it at that point, but that very day one of his closest friends had been given the choice of living with mom or dad.