Nov 03, 2023
First, thank you to whoever has taken the time to read this and for considering me as a donee.
- My name is David; I’m 38, and as of November 4, I’ll be 38. I am a single father of twin boys who are in high school. I have a full-time job and a part-time seasonal job. Both are in fields I enjoy working in. In the last six to ten years, I’ve removed myself from interaction with everyone, no matter the situation. The reason for the withdrawal is that I have a major dental problem. Out of my top teeth, I have maybe one and a half teeth left in my gums. There are only six or so teeth left on the bottom gums. As painful as it’s been these last years, it pales in comparison to every time I said nothing to a stranger who said hello as we walked past one another. The hundreds of times I’ve turned away from coworkers having conversations on a lunch break or a few beers after work. I feel some of them believe I think I’m better than them for not speaking to them. I don’t even consider taking a girl out or trying to date. What hurts the most is every time I’ve wanted to smile and nod at my sons to let them know how proud of them I am. Another one that causes me the most pain is every time I’ve turned away from meeting some of my son’s friends and their parents. As I mentioned, my boys are in high school, and they both play in their school’s marching band. They are pretty good, so they go to several companies every year. My financial situation is paycheck to paycheck. My boys need for nothing; they might not get something they want, but I do what I can. They are the best kids any parent could ask for. I wish I felt like I was the best parent they could have. It hurts when I can’t smile ear to ear, showing my excitement.