Love and Fatherhood

Oct 06, 2019,07:40 AM

Today is the last day of my parental leave after the birth of my second son. Although I’ve used the time to bond with him, I’ve also spent more uninterrupted time with my first son than I ever have before, and the result is loving appreciation. Loving appreciation for the tireless dedication my wife commits to taking care of our boys. Loving appreciation for the ‘village’ it takes to raise a child. But most of all, loving appreciation for my beautiful, funny, genius, cuddly, perfect boy. He’s gone off on the adventure that is the first day of school, he got his first mechanical watch (a vintage ladies Seiko diver), he now knows how to gently kiss his baby brother on the cheek, he’s learned how much he loves broccoli, and he’s given me joy and gratification that only he can grant me. Going back to work will change my schedule, but it won’t change my fatherhood. I love you, Big Boy, and I always will. 

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What a wonderful reminder and thought!

 By: BMR : October 6th, 2019-08:44
Your family is lucky to have such a good dad! Thank you for this heartwarming post 🙏

Thank you! [nt]

 By: Journe1304 : October 12th, 2019-19:21


 By: Jurry : October 6th, 2019-08:52
Thanks for sharing these lucky happy and loving thoughts with our community. Cherish these moments and enjoy many more, because before you know it, they are 30 and 32 (although the fatherhood feelings have never changed it’s just becomes more expensive ev... 

Thanks very much! [nt]

 By: Journe1304 : October 12th, 2019-19:22

A truly touching post .

 By: ZSHSZ : October 6th, 2019-22:18
Thank you for sharing your sentiments , you’re a lucky, lucky man !!!

Thank you—I am indeed! [nt]

 By: Journe1304 : October 12th, 2019-19:22

Congrats Journe!

 By: renerod : October 9th, 2019-12:06
It feels so good to look at your son and realize how fast they are growing and learning to live. I have always said that the best way to enjoy our hobby is sharing with our dear children. God bless you and your family. René

Thank you very much! [nt]

 By: Journe1304 : October 12th, 2019-19:22