My kids birthdays

Well, another year has gone by and I have survived what I like to call Birthday week. it's not really a week full of birthdays it's just two birthdays my eldest child Vanessa's and my son David's birthday which coincidentally is today. I don't know why but every year I get overly stressed trying to make whatever it is we do to celebrate their birthdays a time to remember and I always feel like I fail in many ways.

This year they chose to go to the Phoenix zoo to celebrate their birthday because being around animals is one of their favorite things in the entire world. So we went and why we were there renewed our yearly membership and let the kids do and see everything they wanted to. It was very difficult for me to walk around the zoo because as I said in the previous blog post I reinjured my back and in fact by the morning of our zoo visit it was the worst I remember it getting since the initial injury over a decade ago. Not wanting to let the kids down however I took some medicine for the pain and just forcibly willed myself into completing the visit and not disappointing my children.

I know that life has been hard and I'm not an ideal father to them but I at least want to make sure they have some wonderful memories to look back on when they become adults. Hopefully this year I can do a better job in getting past all my disorders and physical issues and start letting them do more the things that they want to do. I don't want them to look back at their childhood and think why wouldn't my parents do this for me…

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