Happy (belated) Father’s day to all the dad’s out there. To all of those fathers who I have met me and have inspired me, I will never forget the lessons I have learned from watching you or just being in your presence.
There is no greater feeling in the world for me than being a dad. This father’s day is my first opportunity to celebrate this holiday as a real father. I have longed to celebrate this day as a dad and thanks to Maggie and Alie I was able to stick around long enough to experience this day.
If you all haven’t read the About Me page, I had a little incident last year called a cardiac arrest which will forever change my life. Maggie was only 5 days old and if she hadn’t woke to feed, then Alie wouldn’t have been awake to notice when my heart and breathing stopped. It was a traumatic event for all, but thanks to Alie being trained in CPR (as well as other things first-aid related) she was able to keep me around a little longer.
I was able to spend my father’s day morning with my buddy Josh and later with Alie’s side of the family. The family had planned a dinner so we could all get together to enjoy one another’s company. It was great, we had good food, good company, and good times…what a great way to celebrate your first father’s day. By the time we wrapped up the evening and said bye to everyone, it was time to get Maggie ready for bed. I gave her a bath and asked Alie if could feed her. (I don’t get to spend much time with her during the week so I like to feed her at bedtime.) As I held Maggie after her bottle, Alie conducted prayer time and said a very sweet prayer thanking the Lord for allowing me to remain here on this Earth with the two of them. I know it is hard for Alie to think about and at times it gets to me too, but at the end of the day all I can say is that “I am just happy to be here”…
I can’t think of any place I would rather be or who I would rather be spending my time with. Afterall, look what I would have missed out on 🙂