A Dad by Definition . . .

A Great Article For Widows, Widowers, Or Anyone Else …What Defines You?   Great Advice For Teens In Relationships

You see, our definitions change.  If I’m defined only by being Dad, what does that say to my kids?  Parenting is the greatest, most noble and wonderful thing I do.  I do it alone because it’s worth it! But it’s not all I do, and I want my kids to know they are the sum-total of what they become, not the singular things they do.  If I was only Andrea’s husband, my life would be over, the kids would suffer, and I’d either have died from the wound in my heart that is still bleeding or I’d wish for the end to come.  There are days I’m there, but most days I see those four amazing kids and I strive to be better in everything else…   

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About Christine Smith-Johnson

I am a widowed mother of three children, ages 11 to 19. I hope to encourage you through my trials and traumatic experiences. All my life, I dealt with heartache, and kept my head held high. Recently, I dealt with a heartache so big, it consumed me. Every part of me was lost and hurting. I never thought I would make it through. I did and I want to help you make it through your heartache, no matter how big or small it may seem to you.

Posted on December 22, 2011, in Dealing With Death, Parenting Issues, Relationship Issues, Teen Issues and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. I just want to say I am just newbie to blogging and honestly loved this web page. Probably I’m planning to bookmark your website . You certainly have awesome writings. Appreciate it for sharing your webpage.

  2. Its great as your other articles : D, thanks for posting . “A single day is enough to make us a little larger.” by Paul Klee.

  3. Im still learning from you, but Im trying to achieve my goals. I certainly love reading everything that is written on your site.Keep the tips coming. I loved it!

  4. Thank you Juliane, for your kind words. 🙂

    I hope it helps your room mate. I definitely thought it was worth sharing for anyone, in any circumstance. I hope you have a wonderful new year!

  5. Hi there! This post couldn’t be written any better! Reading through this post reminds me of my previous room mate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this article to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read. Thank you for sharing!

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