Sunday, January 15, 2012

Love Being a Dad

Hello all you happy people,

I'm back after a brief hiatus. Hopefully I can do a better job of keeping up with you all. Today I thouht that I would tell you how I feel about being a dad.

When i was younger, I knew that I might one day have kids, but I could never imagine what it would be lime to be a father. I didn't even particularly like kids going into my adult years. How could i posibly be a good parent if I didn't even like kids? That started to change the summer that I met my wife. I was over at a couple's house and they had three children, one little girl and two little boys, all of which were under the age of ten. These kids were a delight to be with. They were well behaved, for young children anyway, they were adorable, andthey were alot of fun to play with. That evening I called my wife(then girlfriend) and told her to forget everything I had said about not wanting kids. I could now see myself being a dad. But time went on and I slowly drifted back into not being entirly fond of children.

Well,they always say that you would feel differently when the child is yours, and I eventually found out that this statment is ABSOLUTELY true. The day I found out that my wife was pregnant with Cupcakes was one of the happiest days of my life. I just about cried the first time I saw her ultrasound, and immediatly fell in love the first time I held her in my arms. Even now it's hard to decribe the love this father has for his daughter.

I love the way that I can almost count on getting a smile out of her when I walk into the room. It is so rewarding to see her reach various milestones, from pushing her head up, to learning to walk, to the first time the words "Da da" came out of her mouth. I even love being the one that makes her feel better when she is crying. The only thing I don't like is the time that she forces me to wake up in the morning, but I love that she is the second person I see when I wake up (the first being my Wife).

My little girl is easily my greatest accomplishment (and that's saying something, as everything I do can be considered a major contribution to human society) and I can only hope that I can guide her down a good path through her life.

Thank you for taking the time to allow me to grace your visual sensors with my words today. I hope to see you all soon.