Uncle Daddy; G.L.O.A.

Whitney Houston said it best. Children are the future. Teach ’em well, and let them lead the way. I completely understand and agree. As a single, childless, male in my 20’s, I never understood this. I always thought kids were little aliens. Well, not really, but I wasn’t enthused. When I became an “uncle daddy” a couple years ago, raising my niece and two nephews as if they were my own, I finally started to understand. Kids are truly amazing.

Being a parent is definitely a rewarding challenge. You constantly worry about them. You worry about if you’re feeding them right, if you’re teaching them right, if other kids are being mean to them, if your parenting skills are up to par. I mean, you worry about everything, especially when they’re in school. You hear about school shootings on the news, you read articles about bullying (experiencing bullying), and it makes you worry. When they bring home their homework, and it looks a little foreign to you, you do everything to make sure you’re teaching them correctly. I’m not going to lie, I would cry sometimes. Though, this was all just figments of my parenting imagination.

Kids are truly miracles. When I would get overwhelmed, just looking at their faces would make me feel better. Teaching them was fun. Everytime they learned something new, it was a joy seeing their excited faces. The surprise hugs they’d give, because they’re your little pals. When they wanted to hear a story, and would fill the room with laughter- it’s enough to melt the sun. Parenting is such a rewarding gift. Watching kids grow and use their newfound knowledge to rise above any obstacle is truly amazing. If I could rewind time, I would do it all over again.

They’re now back with their mother, my sister, and we all couldn’t be more blessed. It was an honor stepping up to not only help my sister(in probably the hardest times of her life), but also helping her children(my little hearts always), grow in life. They gifted me with something I’ll always be grateful for: experience, knowledge, and their smiles. ❤️ Greatest Love Of All. Love you babies, always and forever. – Uncle Mikey

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