So, in the past I didn’t make the best of decisions. Many of those decisions affected my kids. For starters I would go from job to job and never pay my child support. I racked up huge arrears due to being a crappy dad and not taking care of my own kiddos. At one point I believe it totaled $21k in back payments. This has been one of my biggest regrets and have had a lot of shame around it.
Today, I found out that I have fully paid back one child support order. I still have another one I’m paying off, but it’s down to around $3k and I’m hoping to have this paid off by June/July and be in good standing. It hasn’t been that way since I was 18 years old when my first kiddo arrived. I am 38 years old now. 20 years…
I share this because I know there are lots of dads out there struggling. Just know that this happen for me. I know with hard work, it can for you too.
Thank you to the moms and dads out there that step up when folks like me fall.