Any day now, I’ll be a dad for the first time. Then again, I’ve been one for years.
So my wife is 4 days overdue. I haven’t really talked about it here or online much, not because I haven’t wanted to but I just haven’t really go around to it for one reason or another.
So here we are – any day now my wonderful wife will give birth to our first wonderful child, whatever sex it may be.
The question I keep getting asked is – are you a dad yet? – to which my answer is “almost”. But part of me wants to say that I already am.
Faye and I have already prepared our house, nourished our baby, and been good parents in setting a good atmosphere. We’ve already consider their health by changing our diets and making sure that everything in our lives is closed down ready to focus on this new addition.
But even before then, before we even knew we were expecting, we were good parents by building a good marriage. I was a good dad by loving and honouring my wife, by seeking everyday to be the best husband I could be, and Faye was a good wife as she respected and loved me.
And even before then, before we were married or knew each other, I was a good dad by working on my character, by working on things like anger or depression or arrogance as best as I knew how.
In that sense, I’ve been a dad for years. It’s only now that our child is about to arrive.
Thank you all for your support and love – I’m overwhelmed.