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A Letter to My Daughter

Dear Sweet Pea,

It’s still so surreal that a month ago we welcomed you into this world, becoming part of our family, now of four. The day you were born I couldn’t have been more proud of your mother, for the hard work she did ensuring you were healthy and safe. She’s a special one, you’ll see.

Your brother was so proud, he truly felt like a big brother. When he saw you for the first time he immediately fell in love, I can’t blame him.

What It Means to Be a Father

What it means to be a father — how does that look?

This is a question I seem to ask myself every single day. Every time I see my son and daughter. It’s a question that keeps me up at night. It’s one of the biggest fears I have; not knowing the answers and not being the father they deserve.

I’m new to this. I’m only three years old as a father. But, I learn every single day, small snippets here and there. Over time they accumulate. Right, wrong or indifferent I’m gathering the components of what I think creates a father my children deserve.

A Fear for My Son

I am a father of a four year old boy (and a one year old daughter). My biggest fear for him is that he will not become successful.

Not in the sense of how society has coined the word, but in the sense of being a human being. Living a happy, joyful and healthy life.

My fear is that I am not paving a path or laying a foundation for him to live and be his authentic self, regardless of his surroundings. This, for me, is the definition of success. To be human, how we were intended to be.