Reflecting on Parenthood: Lessons Learned and Unanswered Questions

Written by Masuru (pt 2) on Fri Jun 28 2024

It's been a whirlwind of emotions lately, as I find myself reflecting on the journey of parenthood. The responsibilities that come with raising children are immense, and sometimes it feels like we're just trying to keep our heads above water.

Katsuki and Eren bring so much joy into our lives, but they also bring challenges that test us in ways we never imagined. My wife can be fiery and passionate, always ready to defend her boys no matter what. And Katsuki... well, he definitely inherited his mother's spirit. But when it comes down to it, I try my best to remain calm amidst the chaos.

Eren is a special case for us all. His blindness was unexpected and brought about a whole new set of challenges for our family. It's hard not to feel suffocated by the fear of something happening to him when he can't even see what's coming his way. But Mitsuki has always had faith in Eren's abilities and resilience, even if she doesn't show it outwardly like Katsuki or me.

We've learned so much along this journey - patience, understanding, unconditional love - but there are still unanswered questions lingering in my mind. Will Eren ever experience the world in the same way as others? How will Katsuki continue to protect his little brother as they grow older? And most importantly – am I doing enough as their father?

Parenthood is a constant balancing act between protection and independence; guidance and letting go; love and discipline. As Masuru (pt 2), I strive every day to navigate these complexities with grace and humility.

In the end, all we can do is give our children everything we have – our time, attention, affection – while trusting that they will find their own path in life with courage and kindness.

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