I was one of those people that married into a ready made family. My wife had a 2 year son when we met and I fell in love with both. It was several years later that we expanded the family. Thirty years ago tomorrow afternoon, a beautiful gift from God arrived in the form of a baby girl. Even though I had been the father of my step-son for more that five years and been through many child-parent moments such as first day in kindergarten, birthday parties, Christmas', holloweens' etc. I was not prepared for the life altering moment of holding a piece of me in my arms moments after a birth.
That day thirty years ago was certainly a memory high light that will definitely be in the top 100 of the memory list. There are literally countless memories to be accounted for in one's life. It would take a few pages to fill in the details of just one day that changed this mans life that moment on. For now we will just take a moment and reflect on what happened three decades ago.
Any parent worth their salt would have to agree with you! I hope you've sent this to your daughter - it will be precious to her for years to come, I'm sure.
Awesome Ken. I feel so much for those who adopt children or have step children. The love is undeniable. Yet, it's really profound when as you say, holding your own biology in your 2 hands. Hopefully, your son feels like it's as much his little sister to protect and love forever. Nice!
Thanks Dad! I have the photograph of that moment, holding me on my first day. The look on your face is so beautiful, full of hope and love. I have this photo hanging on my wall and everyday I look at it all I can do is smile.