I'm David, Meara's dad. I didn't really want to do this post. I'm not big on sharing or talking about myself. I prefer my privacy, but well, apparently we all have to take a turn on this blog and this time it's mine. Thankfully, I only have to do this once.
I'm the oldest of seven kids. Two sisters and the rest are brothers. We get along just fine, although most of my brothers have families and I don't see them often. My sisters and my brother, Padriac, live with me.
I was told to pick a topic, so I decided to focus on choices. I made a big choice years ago. A choice I regretted almost from the moment I made it. At the time, I didn't think I had an alternative. Looking back, I see that I did. I was young. I was selfish. If I could go back and change it, I would. Unfortunately, I can't turn back time. Wish I could.
I'm lucky that I got the opportunity years later to come to almost the same crossroads again. This time, I made the right choice. The choice I should have made the first time. I got a taste of everything I missed, and I got more than I ever imagined.
Meara is a beautiful young woman. She's courageous, intelligent, and beautiful. I'm not just saying that because I'm her father either. She's also stubborn. I'd tell you that she gets it from her mother, but I'm sure I probably have that trait, too. Maybe.
Going back to choices, I'll end by advising you to take time to make big, life altering decisions. Think about the implications. Can you live with yourself if you follow the path you're choosing? Can you live with yourself if you don't follow that path? Is there a third or fourth option you haven't even considered? Tunnel vision might be good in certain circumstances, but in most cases, you're better viewing life through a wide angle lens. Take the time to explore all alternatives. I know I wish I did.
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