My little girl lives with her mom. Her mom and I divorced a few years back before she turned one. The time I spend with my daughter is very special to me. I dont see her as often as I would like, but give everything I have when we are together.
This was the advice given to me by my dad. he told me, “the time will come, just do the best you can. Don’t force anything, she will know who you are.” So far, so good.
After the divorce, I was made to pay child support as expected. It was awfully steep if you ask me, but then again, who asked me? I just adjusted and moved on with my life.
Overtime, I have watched several men run from child support, quit their jobs, get arrested, fight for custody just to lower the payments and so on. I try not judge, but I will admit, it’s hard.
So, at the end of the day, I can sleep sound, knowing that she at least has the financial resources she needs, trusting that her mom is using the money in the proper manner. Beyond that… there’s a lot of work to be done. Day by day, year by year. I’m confident that, one day, everything will be just fine and these challenging times will be a thing of the past.