My oldest son is 14 and hes in that awkward stage where im not important to him. Living in seperate states makes life that much more difficult. I haven't seen him in a couple months.
When he was little,we were as thick as thieves. We went everywhere and did everything together. Some of his favorite memories are of when we would get up early,grab the fishing poles and tackle and head for his favorite fishing hole. We would stop by the local gas station and order 2 of the best sausage,egg and cheese biscuits on the planet. We would then sit in my truck and eat them as we looked out over the fishing hole and talked about what we hoped to catch that day.
Life has a crazy way of seeing your happy moments and putting a wedge right in the middle of it.
Life is no longer like that for us. As bad as we wish that it still was,the reality is is that life has changed.
He use to come up and put his little arm around me and say "Dad,your my best friend.",now I'm lucky if I can even get him to answer the phone or reply to a message. Maybe in time life will make a way for us to be happy again.