Lessons for my Son

So much of my life has been in prepa­ra­tion to be a good father. Once I mar­ried my wife and later found out that she was preg­nant, all of my thoughts of father­hood came to the fore­front. I began prepar­ing finan­cially and emo­tion­ally. That’s when I real­ized that my son would make me a bet­ter son to my mother, a bet­ter brother to my sib­lings, a bet­ter hus­band to my wife, and a bet­ter man to the world.

This book is a col­lec­tion of the lessons I learned the hard way that I want my son to learn directly from me. I know that he will have to touch a cou­ple of stoves to real­ize that they are hot; nev­er­the­less, I want him to learn as much as he can from me so that he wont have to be burned as much as I was. Don’t get me wrong, I was far from a mis­cre­ant grow­ing up. If we were to play the com­par­i­son game–which I am usu­ally opposed to–I wasn’t that bad of a kid. Nonethe­less, I want my son to be bet­ter than I ever was. The only way he will be able to go fur­ther than I could imag­ine is if he doesn’t make the same mis­takes and mis­teps I made. He will make mis­takes; how­ever, they will be his own. I learned from my father and will go fur­ther than he did. My son will learn from me and sur­pass both of us.

The lessons in this book are applic­a­ble to any­one who would read the book. In fact, my son won’t be able to under­stand many of the lessons for years to come–he’s still learn­ing how to crawl. In the mean­time, I hope the lessons will be a bless­ing to all that would read them and then pass them along to their sons and daughters.

The book is in the final edit­ing stages and should be released in mid-July.