My dad died when I was nine, and my mother didn’t quite have the skills to care for me the way I needed to be cared for.
One of the things that I learned over my lifetime, that I did not receive when I was a kid, is having had somebody tell me that “everything’s going to be okay.”
Through all those times I was scared or alone or overwhelmed, I didn’t have a dad around to tell me everything’s going to be okay. And what I found over the years in coaching many men, is that they, too. did not get that kind of masculine love and support. Mothers certainly know how to offer loving support.. But I know that I really missed my father there, the way that I’m there for my son.
Over the years, the men in my life and I have supported one another by letting each other know that everything’s going to be okay. And I want to deliver that to you today, because there are days when it just doesn’t feel like it is going to be okay. We’ve all been there.
So take it in. No matter how dark it may feel today, everything is going to be okay.