In a Songfacts interview with Scooter Ward
, he talked about how he tried his best to schedule his commitments so he could spend more time with his family, and what it cost him to be away. "It was really tough not being there for all the little things," he said. "I was always there for the big things, but the little things like taking her to school or watching her practice or things like that - it was a giant sacrifice. In my mind, I was doing that to give her a better life in the future and to make everything OK for her. But at the same time, it's a huge thing where you don't get to see your family and you're away from all the great things that you need to be there for as a parent."