Believe it or not, one of the most important things I do in any given day is play with trains. I know that sounds crazy…and it creates a very humorous mental picture. I can see some of you picturing me on the floor in my bedroom hanging out with Thomas the Tank Engine and all of his friends. BUT, what I mean is this…one of the most important things I do is spend time with my (soon to be) three year old boy doing something that he enjoys.
I’ll admit, it’s tough sometimes after I’ve had a long day; sometimes playing with trains is not at the top of my list. But it’s usually close to the top of Jake’s list. And I want to be the kind of dad that spends time with his kids, doing what they enjoy. Call me crazy or naive, but I hope and pray that this pays major dividends down the road. My boys (and girl to be) will know that their dad loves them because he’s willing to build a track and push the train through the tunnel. Jake may think we’re just playing with trains, but I hope it’s more than that. I hope I making deposits and investments in his life now that will produce amazing results down the road.