Father’s Day by Christopher Fitzpatrick

Fathers Day

Hello, this is Christopher Fitzpatrick, Corporate Chef, Occasional Occasions by Carlton

Can I get personal with you? Phases of a Father…decision maker, coach, advisor

Father’s Day is quickly approaching, and as I reflect on this incredibly special day, I am reminded that being a father is one of the most humbling experiences and it is a full-time 24-7; 365-day job. As a father, we are faced with situations outside of our control. Some of these situations require us to seek strength from a higher power outside of ourselves. I recall when my sons were young, I made life decisions for them…from sunup to sundown. As they got older and matured into their teenage years, I did not have that kind of control to make all the decisions for them. I remember having a conversation with both of my sons and in that conversation, I heard the most frightening words from them, “Dad let me go, I got this.” Talk about a humbling experience because I knew they were right. I had to allow them to leave the nest, because I had been training them to strengthen their wings to fly. At this point, my job was to be their coach and to help them make the necessary changes that would help them grow into manhood.

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