About Me

Born in Columbus, OH. One of six children. I’m a new Dad, and created this site for my son, Atlas.
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4/21/21

Dear Atlas,

It’s me, your Dad.

This morning, your Mom woke up with sharp pains in her body. “I think I’m having contractions,” she said. Immediately, it sunk in that you could be arriving—today.

It seems like the days winding down to your birth have been full of reflection. I have been going through a lot of my personal fears, doubts, questions, and hopes for the life ahead with you.

Truth is, I don’t know how to be a Dad. Nobody ever gave me a manual to follow with instructions that would make the task of fatherhood something I could easily learn. No, that’s not how things work.

Inside of me is this awakening I can’t quite explain. It’s a self-illumination that looks at different parts of my life and helps me examine what needs to change. Being a Dad is a whole different standard than being a bachelor, or even half of a couple—a standard that I’ve been wrestling with as your arrival draws near.

In a lot of ways, I haven’t had to have much accountability for my life, Atlas. Either I don’t like accountability, or I’ve simply believed I had enough self-governance to get along without it. Either way, it’s set me back in a lot of areas of my life.

I hope I’m a good Dad for you. I hope I’m a good partner to your Mom. Most of all, I hope I can look at myself in the mirror and know I’m giving it a hundred percent.

Love,

Dad

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