Tuesday, February 05 2013
We all have plans for our lives, formed as we grow up. I thought I was going to live in a house with a white picket fence. (Didn’t happen, although I do have a fence, and I do have a house.) I thought I’d marry a great guy (did happen), a brilliant absent-minded professor type (he is that) who also could make me laugh like no one else. (Gotta admit, he can be hilarious.) I also figured I’d be a mom and have a career, and that all took place, too.
But what ensues, I wondered, when the plans you’ve made take detours that aren’t the kind that are easily recovered from?
Mac Wheeler grew up wanting a high-powered career, and a wife and family, and he had all that—until the day an unexpected tragedy occurred, and he found himself a single dad with a constantly traveling lifestyle that was not what his only child needed.