Well, here is just another screw up of mine that ended up turning out alright. As a single dad, it seems that I am making a ton of mistakes. But thankfully, there are people in our life's that are still looking out for the kids.
My 2 youngest kids slept with me last night. We all were woken up at about 7am by the doorbell. As soon as my son woke up he jumped on me and screamed, "Do you think that's the Easter bunny?!?" Immediately my heart sunk as I realized that I had completely forgotten to make the kids Easter baskets and get them new Easter clothes for church.
As I threw on clothes and chased the kids to the front door, I began trying to buy myself some time, "Bud, I don't think the Easter bunny comes until after church today."
My 4 year old son opened the door while I was still trying to put some shorts on. On the front porch there were 4 Easter baskets, filled with toys and candy, each one had my kids names on it, and with each Easter basket was a fresh pair of clothes from Gap Kids, with the tags still on it.
Needless to say, I am still in tears as I write this. The kids are in their rooms getting on their new clothes and my oldest daughter is fixing all their hair. This journey has been incredibly difficult, but days like today I am so humbled and thankful beyond words that people will reach out to a screw up, single dad and his 4 kids.