March 18th, 2022
Tears streaming down my face.
A deep feeling of neglect and regret ran pulsing through my veins.
Am I a terrible father?
Am I a phony?
Addie turns 6 today.
And I missed her last two birthdays.
I was physically here.
But I wasn't mentally here.
I started a business two years ago.
Took off my suit, put on a backwards hat and put 900% into my business, my clients and my "mission".
I was working from home 100% of the time.
In theory, that should have equated to more quality time with my kids.
But it didn't.
I wasn't mentally present.
My mind was completely consumed by work and I couldn't think about anything else.
For the first 4 years of Addies life, and the first 2 of Parkers, I wrote, directed, shot, edited, scored and published a "birthday video" for them.
It was my way of helping our family reflect on and celebrate their year.
I let that habit fall to the wayside.
March 18, 2022.
Our first and oldest child, Addilyn Leeann Granner, turns 6 years old.
Just as her little baby baboon bib says,
"My heart belongs to Daddy",
MY heart belongs to Addie.
In an attempt to turn things around,
I am reviving my annual birthday video tradition.
Happy Birthday Addie. 🎉🎂🥳
I love you.😘❤️🥰