Last night when putting my youngest son to bed I could see a look of concern on his face. I asked him what was wrong and he began telling me about a nightmare he had a few nights ago.
The nightmare involved something bad happening to me and him being taken away. He began to tear up a bit and told me that he doesn't want anyone to take him away from me. At this point I'm doing my best to reassure him that it was just a bad dream and that I will always protect him no matter what. But I'm not going to lie, I was emotionally hurting inside to hear such concern and fear coming from my son.
This exchange made me think of my own mortality and the fact that one day I'd be gone from this Earth, leaving my children behind. Today and every day I am focused even more on being the father that my kids are proud of, trying to take care of my health so I can enjoy this precious time, teaching them how to be strong, and loving them for as long as humanly possible. As fathers we are so important and needed in our children's lives. Love on these little rascals as much as you can. #fatherhood#love#fatherandson#fatherlove#blackfathers