Last Licks Before Fatherhood Redux

August 14, 2011, 5:09 p.m.

While putting together what seemed like an endless array of baby-related furniture and accessories, I realized that I have already embarked on the new role that most dads assume – the person who fixes things. I am reminded of the countless times I brought something to my dad for him to fix or assemble when I was little, and he did so without a complaint. Eagerly awaiting the first time I hear, “Daddy can you fix this? It’s bwoken.”

-Last licks before Fatherhood

Standard
Last Licks Before Fatherhood Redux

August 14, 2011, 7:51 a.m.

Saw a scene of an old dying father in the hospital being visited by his grown son on the TV today. The old father smiled when his son held his hand. Is that when you realize that you’ve done a good job raising your children? Are all the years in between just a blur? I find myself not caring when that moment arrives, as long as it arrives.

-Last licks before Fatherhood

Standard
Last Licks Before Fatherhood Redux

August 5, 2011, 6:25 a.m.

“The sharp knife of a short life.” At sunrise thinking of my dearest friend on her birthday, knowing I can’t celebrate it with her while on Earth. Can’t help but wonder what I’ll tell my son the first time he experiences that loss. Guess it’ll be something like, “Remember the good times. You’ll see them again one day.” Happy Birthday Regina. Please watch over him and all the little ones.

-Last licks before Fatherhood

Standard
Last Licks Before Fatherhood Redux

What is Last Licks Before Fatherhood?

In the last few days before my son, Sam, was born on August 16, 2011, I decided to start posting some thoughts on my Facebook Wall about things I wouldn’t be able to do again after I became a father, and emotions I had about becoming a father. Not sure why I started doing it, but if I had to guess, it was because I needed an outlet for the intense emotions I felt in the most mundane circumstances. I affectionately signed these posts with the words “Last licks before Fatherhood” and continued posting till the day of Sam’s birth.

The responses I got to the posts were quite overwhelming. Perhaps they resonated with people on a variety of levels I have yet to fully comprehend.

This category of blog entries is the redux of the Facebook Wall posts. I hope they will make you smile, remember or look forward to what’s next in your life.

Standard