Now I Understand… I’m a Dad!!!

Yes I am a Dad, thank you very much. And this little guy has turned my world upside-down (in a good way, despite no sleep). I had heard comments referring to this from other fathers, they would say things like, “there is nothing like it”, and I kinda smile as I went about my business.  But from the moment my son was born, I get “IT”, and “IT” changes your life.

One thing that I definitively noticed, was when we were leaving the hospital yesterday to go home for the first time. Man, I had never driven my car so aware, and so carefully before in my life. I literally had the thought run through my head that if a car were about to hit us, that I would want to make sure my side takes the hit. It was right then that I understood now that I had “IT”, and that i’m a Dad now!!

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One comment

  1. Steve Seay · March 25, 2011

    The “IT” you talk about is truly a treasure from God. Never let go of “IT”. Parenthood is such a great tool that he uses to teach us about our relationship with him.

    My wife and I have a 16-month-old and I went through the exact same thing when we loaded him up to take him home from the hospital that first time. All I know is that you are in for a real treat with a lot more “getting IT” moments coming your way.

    The first time my son walked up to me, reached out his arms to me to pick him up so he could sit on my lap (last night) just reinforced what “IT” is all about. I didn’t even realize it until he had been sitting on my lap for a few minutes and then it dawned on me that he just wanted to feel my embrace.

    Oh, how our Father longs for us to want to feel his embrace.

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