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Texas Health Monthly June Edition WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A PARENT WHEN I BECAME AN ADULT
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I know that there will be many challenges that I can’t predict in life. I am working now to prepare myself so that I can show him how to be a leader and a good person, regardless of the circumstances. Sara and I want to travel to different places with Elijah and do activities that spark his interests and get him excited. I see my role in his life as a guide and facilitator to help him develop into the person that he’s meant to be. In 10 years, my son and I may be interested in completely different things, but I believe the most important thing I can do as a parent is to support my son’s interests and let him know he’s loved.
When I held my son, Elijah, in my arms for the first time, my entire universe shifted. My wife, Sara, and I were going to bring this little human life back home with us, and it was our responsibility to make sure he grew up happy and healthy. That was pretty surreal. Before Elijah came into my life, I thought I understood what parenthood meant. Today, I’m still learning what it means to be a parent, but I’m lucky to have such a cool kid to learn with.
I BELIEVE THE MOST IMPORTANT THING I CAN DO AS A PARENT IS TO SUPPORT MY SON’S INTERESTS AND LET HIM KNOW HE’S LOVED.
Running a health care practice is, in some ways, like being a parent. It’s my responsibility to guide our team to reach our full potential and to make a massive impact in our community. I have the privilege and responsibility to set our vision and make sure that, as our practice grows and develops, we stay true to that vision and purpose. It’s also my responsibility to let our incredible team build the practice into a reflection of their best selves and make it a vehicle to enrich and fulfill their lives.
Elijah turns 4 in August and he’s at the point where he’s starting to develop his own personality. He’s awesome at puzzles and loves playing with cars. He’s also empathetic, opinionated, and a great negotiator. Sara and I are now more aware of our personalities and behaviors because he’s really starting to follow our example. There are times when I can clearly see just how much he takes after us. Thinking about this makes me reflect on what it means to be “Dad.” I was lucky enough to have a dad who was a positive role model in my life. He showed me what it meant to work hard, sacrifice for family, and be strong even when life is difficult. He also showed me what it meant to be present and loving. Being a father is a huge opportunity and an incredible responsibility. I will be Elijah’s model for what it means to be a man in this world. I look forward to teaching him how to balance being strong and caring.
I’m incredibly fortunate to have a wonderful family and be a leader and contributor for a great business. They both push me to be the best version of myself, and I am grateful every day for that privilege.
Brad Stewart, Au.D. Owner, ClearLife Hearing Care, FYZICAL Allen
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