It’s 11:30pm on a Friday night and I am sitting in a hospital room next to my sleeping daughter who turns 8 months old tomorrow. She received her second round of chemo this morning, but despite that she has been up and smiling most of the afternoon and evening. Getting her to smile the last over the course of the last month and a half has been a chore. With all that she is battling, I am sure smiling is not on her “to do” list right now, but to be honest that smile is something I have missed dearly. I am glad she is young enough to not know she is sick but that doesn’t make up for what she is going through.
Archives For Life
It’s Fathers Day 2011. For some I know it’s just another weekend, some get a chance to thank their fathers for all they have done, and then others get to sit back and think of their fathers for the life they had but are no longer with us. For me, it’s my first as a father and one I had been looking forward to for the last 7 months, but I can honestly say I am spending it in a way I never thought possible.
I am officially 6 months into this thing called fatherhood and I can say without a shadow of a doubt its the most rewarding yet stressful thing I have ever been through. Beginning with the complications in the hospital, to the endless nights of no sleep, and moving on to those crazy diaper demons that visit us daily, I can say I’ve had the busiest and most stressful 6 months of my life. But, it’s all worth it when their little smile appears and washes that all away. Continue Reading…