And then there were four! That’s right people I became a father once again. My world will never be the same, is a bit cliché, but the truth is, it will not. Charlotte has a place in my heart that I will never let go. It was love at first sight, again!
My wife and I had a conversation today about what it means to love your kids. Not that I thought that with birth of our new daughter I would love my son any less, but the fact is, you love them both equally. There is no 100 point tank where fifty goes to one and fifty to the other. Your love tank is filled to the brim equally. You love them both, and that will never change.
Of course this means, sleepless nights, poopy diapers, and blood curdling screams, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. The girl is perfect in every way, and I do not want her to grow up. Time goes by in a blink, none that you can ever get back. So I intend to cherish every minute I get with my two kids.
I could give you a play by play of the C-section, but I don’t want some of you who may be weak stomached to have to put up with that. So I will just tell you that, the procedure went fine and Charlotte is a healthy baby girl.
I am elated that God granted me a daughter. I look forward to our father/daughter dances, our father/daughter dates, and our father/daughter talks. Already she is a strong willed, just like her mother, and if she is anything like her, I know we’ll have raised a beautiful God fearing woman.
Our family is complete. I will be willing to share my interests with my kids, as I am sure they will share theirs with me.
I’ll leave you with this quote from my three-year-old son the day after she was born:
“Dad… now that Charlotte is here, and I’m older, and a big brother… does that mean I can drive?