This story definitely struck a cord with me as a dad! Not only do I love being watching my kids play sports, but the truth is that I love being there any time they’re doing something significant (a musical, doing a skit at church, sharing a testimony, etc…). Because I make the majority of my living thru speaking, there are times where I’ll occasionally miss events, while it doesn’t happen very often, it still happens.
This dad made a drastic decision!
David Roth vowed he would not miss another chance to watch his son pitch for South Carolina at the College World Series if the Gamecocks returned to Omaha after winning the national championship in 2010.
But when his son’s team made it back, David Roth found himself in a tough spot. Unable to get personal time off from work, he needed to make a decision.
Michael Roth announced it on Twitter on Saturday:
How’s this for dedication? My dad had to quit his job to make it out to Omaha. Couldn’t get here last year. #novacationdays
Read the rest of the story HERE.
Would love your thoughts on this one? (1) Did the dad go too far? (2) What sacrifices are you willing to make to be at your kids’ events? (3) Are there “rules” for finding balance in being a parent and/or an employee? (4) Do kids understand when parents miss their main events? Chime in on any of these questions HERE.