Yesterday was a pretty cool day. While our little boy hasn’t made his first appearance into this world yet, my wife did try to make it a special day together as we eagerly wait his arrival later this year.
When we woke up, she surprised me with a card and a pair of baby clothes around the daddy theme.
Needless to say…they put a smile on my face to start the day. I don’t know if all guys are this way…but during the pregnancy process…it is sometimes hard to wrap your head around what is really happening. Your pregnant significant other is going through a lot of physical changes that bring her close to the process. As she starts to feel the baby move and grow, she can feel the human aspect to pregnancy when the guy is kind of in the dark until you can feel the kicking external to the stomach.
We do things like painting rooms and preparing the house, but it is little reminders like these clothes that bring the “daddy feel” to the process as we get ready to welcome the new addition to the family.
After our morning together, we went to church and out to brunch with my parents to celebrate Father’s Day with my dad. Following a great breakfast, we took my new “family station wagon” up to the north Georgia mountains to get a little bit of driving in.
As if motion sickness isn’t a great excuse to go eat, we ended up in Dahlonega, GA for some food on a balcony as we watched the cars drive by. Later that night, we curled up with the dogs and ended the day with some relaxing couch time.
Yesterday wasn’t my first true Father’s Day as my son is still nestled comfortably and growing, but it does mark the first Father’s Day when it wasn’t just about my dad in my lifetime. I spent a wonderful day with my wife and got to think about how every Father’s Day from this point forward was going to be different. Not only would I be celebrating with my dad, but I will be celebrating with the family my wife and I are starting as a father.
Everything is going to be different from this point forward as my wife and I enjoy a lot of “lasts” without a child. It is going to be a wild adventure and we are going to enjoy the hell out of it. I am looking forward to the Father’s Days to come as we start this much different road in our lives. I am also very grateful to have a wife and best friend that knows how to make days like these feel special.
Happy Father’s Day to all of the dads, grandfathers and to be fathers out there.