reflecting on fatherhood
I'm glad you … ehh, enjoyed (?) it. Thank you, Alexx.
Society needs to promote more fatherhood stories like this!
Painfully beautiful - they carry us forward in themselves while we watch..hard to miss the deep love expressed here.
Beautifully done my friend. If there was a standing ovation emoji there'd be a hundred of them in here
This is stunning in its raw, insightful, reality. Your writing is incredible @Corey Smith I'm in awe of you sharing such intimate life so richly. Congratulations seems a foolish word, and I'm not sure what else to use to capture what you have achieved with your writing and your life's journey. Thank you.
'that time moves fast through our laughter'... really enjoyed this and reminded me of my son, especially now he's in uni, having left two weeks ago ... ah the missing! and the joys too :)
I absolutely love this, I hope it's okay to share with my youngest daughter, who's in college far away in the Netherlands.....
This is really beautifully written... poignant
Crap. Now I’m all choked up. (That’s a good thing when it comes to someone’s writing.) I felt this one from start to finish.
This was lovely Corey. Such beautiful words, such powerful sentiment, such depth and meaning. Bravo sir.
You write beautifully
Hope is such an unexpected thing. I can never tell if my hope helps or harms. Enjoyed your thoughts on this one, Corey.
Oh man, don't I know it. I lost custody of my first child and could not raise him. I am only beginning to get to know him in his 20s. It's beautiful though. We are healing. I have another son as well and we are very close. Your pain at separation, I know that feeling well. The good news is that your heart and body and mind are so full of love that it is enough love to propel you and your child into a wonderful future together. You cannot love a person that much without them knowing it and no one can be loved that much without feeling it and thereby being filled with love for the world. Even when you are apart, if you love your child that much, they will feel it with them every day. There is nothing more powerful in this world than the love for a child. No amount of material possession will ever even touch the love you hold. It's priceless. There can be no comparison, even when you know material things would impress them in their teen and young adult years, and it's fun to do for them; having such love is beyond compare. When you are separated, you are not separate. That is clear to me from way over here :)
Great insight into who you are!
Through writing we share our pain.
Can’t help but imagine how powerful this would be if performed. Sending this to my dad. And crying.