The most amazing role for a human being is that of being a mother, traditionally beyond Adam's reach.
The next greatest role is that of being a father, beyond that of boss or king.
Donning either role is a privilege and tremendous responsibility. You'd have to ask each of my four sons to know how I have been doing.
Twice, divorce has cut short my time in the house, when the two boys I was helping raise with wife were around the same age, the first time with Rachel, Russ was 15, Alexander 12. This time with Katie, Riley was 13, Sawyer 10.
And each time I was served my divorce papers while laying up in rehab after totally breaking apart, the first time from alcohol and crack addiction, the second from a stroke from the fall and likely upon impact with the ground.