Do Our Children Decide To Be Our Children?

Trevor Kugler

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I realize that the question posed in this article may sound nuttier than a squirrel turd, but hear me out. As a single father to a beautiful 3-year old daughter, I believe that my daughter was sent to save me. That she literally decidedto incarnate into this world to teach me certain lessons and to learn certain lessons herself. What lessons does she have to learn? That has little to do with me. That's between her and the source we all originate from. The biggest lesson she has taught me, that I hadn't learned in the 30 years prior to hear arriving, is what love is.

It sounds insane to say that a 30-year old man who was married for six years didn't know what love was, but it's true. I had no idea what love was, until the arrival of my daughter. The interesting thing is that I thought I knew what love was. The reality is that I had no clue! Being a parent has taught me that what I think I know is of little importance. The reality is, before my daughter, I identified myself with what I thought I knew, and that was my entire problem. Without my daughter, I may have never learned this lesson?

Although the question posed in this article may seem impossible, I remind you of what James Fulbright said of the subject of possibilities, " We must dare to think ‘unthinkable’ thoughts. We must learn to explore all the options and possibilities that confront us in a complex and rapidly changing world. " I couldn't agree more, and in my opinion, children decide to be our children.

They decide to come here to not only learn lessons themselves, but also teach us parent's lessons. There's no other explanation to the positive changes that have occurred in my life, as a direct result of my beautiful little girl. You obviously don't have to agree, but I know that she came here to save me from myself.

Trevor Kugler is co-founder of and an avid angler. He has more than 20 years experience fishing for all types of fish, and 15 years of business and internet experience. He currently raises his three year old daughter in the heart of trout fishing country…. . Montana!

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