I have been raising my son, Quinn, alone since 2010. It isn't easy on him having to go back and forth between his parents. I think it's important to be the example I want him to know. I can say many things to him, but if I'm not being what I say, he won't learn. I think it's important that he understands he is accountable for himself, and because he has abilities and talents he's worked hard to hone, he must help others.
The most important thing I do, or can do now, is spend time with him. You're only a kid once in life and I want him to enjoy it as much as possible.
He is a polite, well-mannered, empathetic, and compassionatekid. He's also good friend to his friends. He works hard to be an excellent student, and he truly loves baseball. He understands that he can achieve whatever he puts his mind to, and does so on a regular basis. He is also a musician and writes his own songs.
He writes a baseball blog that reveals his thinking processes. I asked him to keep a journal, and he told me he would rather write a blog. I am extremely proud of him. He exemplifies leadership in the way he leads himself. I often think I am the luckiest dad on the planet to have such a great kid.
The picture on the right is Quinn and his new baseball coach this year, George Foster. For Quinn, this is a dream come true. He is a huge Big Red Machine fan and has posters of George in his room. This is but one example of how he works hard for his dream and achieves results.
Here's a link to Quinn's blog. He loves to get emails from there. There are a few short videos about his baseball journey below that.