Today was a defining moment in my life, and was one of those days I will remember for years to come. I share what happened, raw and uncut, plus why I felt compelled to share this “personal” moment with you in video below. Click play and check it out below…..
This was a long time coming, and as you can see from some of the Crazy Stories found on my blog, it’s always been a passion of mine to be a great dad to my daughter. Even when I didn’t know how. Even when I was going through my darkest times. She has always been my motivation — my heart.
And throughout everything, she has stuck by me. Loved me unconditionally like most children usually do. And it’s been an amazing journey so far. Just learning how to be a dad, and remembering when I’m about to do something too crazy, or even just plain stupid – there’s a little girl waiting for me at home.
That little girls name is Bailee.
And today a judge loooked at me — and then looked at her — and then looked back at me and smiled, and said….
“Son, I’m proud of you. Now go take your daughter home where she belongs.”
I smiled at him and nodded. Then I looked back at her, and I walked over and took her hand and waked out of the courtroom a proud father.
Today, all the people who dismissed me as “a lost hope” dissapeared in the eyes and smile of little girl named Bailee.
And it made all the struggle, and all the pain, and all the tears over the years — 100% worth it.
- David Sharpe
“Proud Dad and Hope Junkie”
P.S.: Share your thoughts below. Tell me a time when something happened in your life and nothing else mattered. Share with me a time when all the pain was worth it. I want to hear your stories, and what you’re struggling with now, or what you’ve overcome in the past!