Written on September 4 2016 and shared on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/DaliceandMark/
So today is my first official “Fathers Day”, but every day is an awesome day to be a Dad.
Below are some words I wrote recently for mine and Dalice’s website copy. It sums up the experience for me in becoming a Dad.
“My life’s most magical experience occurred in March 2016 when Dalice and I were gifted the most amazing natural birth of our divine daughter Ilhabela. The shift in my heart was like nothing I’ve ever experienced…
… Being present and actively involved in the birth is a choice I’ll always be grateful for and will be able to recall for all time to come.
… We often hear how amazing it is from others when their children are born… When your own turn up, the feeling and overwhelming sense of unconditional love consumes you like a big warm hug.
… Becoming “Daddy” and the guardian of such a beautiful little soul is a role that I’m most grateful to be able to play.”
I also loved this post I recently saw from Vishen Lakhiani from Mind Valley Academy – couldn’t have said it better myself:
“The most curious thing about being a man. Every guy I know who is about to become a father first develops some degree of anxiety: how will this new chapter affect his mission, his money, his freedom, his fun. Then the kid is born. And the guy comes to see that his mission, his money, his freedom, his fun, were never the main point anyway. It all comes second to the child. But the guy doesn’t care — because despite the sleepless nights, dirty diapers, and lack of quiet time — he is happier than he can ever remember”.
– Vishen Lakiani
Happy Fathers Day to all Dads out there including my awesome Dad. Take some time for yourself and also some time to be present with your awesome gifts in your children.