:: I am daddy

Over the last three and half years life has changed a bit! With it my sense of perspective has also changed. The time that has passed since then has been without doubt the most defining period of my life so far and for all the things that have not gone quite as planned, one has been an undoubted success. That is being daddy, a role which I love and wouldn’t change for the world.

I’d be lying if I said that it hasn’t been hard at times with difficult challenges along the way. At times I’ve wanted a manual to tell me what I should be doing or how I should be doing it, but as I’ve come to find out, that is a book that no one else can write for me. Instead it is penned on a daily basis by the experiences which can only be lived out. Having the manual to fatherhood or indeed life would take all the fun out of it you see. I want to live it with all of its uncertainty and all of the twists and turns. Where is the fun in knowing exactly where our future lies?

I guess every situation is distinguished by its uniqueness, and there is always an answer to the challenges faced by the situation presented. My experiences have shaped who I am and in turn have been painted into my album of life as fantastic and vivid memories. Seeing the world through a child’s eyes is liberating, sharing the world with my boys is amazing and watching them develop fills me with happiness. Being a dad is a role with countless facets; it involves laughter, responsibility, worry, creativity, education, learning, guidance and stupidity to name but a few. Most importantly it involves love and just being there for them to let them find themselves and their way in life. Not always an easy task!

I have no idea where my journey will take me or my boys, but I’ll always be daddy and I’ll always be there when they need me. For that very reason l will always have a focus, a never ending purpose and something which makes me very, very happy. I am daddy.


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