The Spectre of Wasted Time

The most difficult part of fatherhood is not finances or employment or providing.  It is the quiet space after the children are in bed when I realize that my time with them for the day has ended and that tomorrow we must awaken and be separated for some time. It is then that I question the wisdom of my decisions and attitudes and am haunted by the spectre of wasted time and failure to lead and love them as they need and deserve. Time is the most precious thing we can share with children.  I pray that ours is well spent and that God blesses me with wisdom and discernment.