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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Fathering

Quote of the Day:
Before I got married I never dreamt that things would change so much the day I exchanged my wedding vows and began a new journey with the love of my life. Those initial few months and years were a process of growth for me as I learnt how to live with another person. It was a wonderful time, and I enjoyed many precious moments with my wife. But it was also a difficult time; when I learnt that some of the things I had been used to all my life were very different from the experiences encountered by my wife during her childhood. Looking back, I can say it was a time when I grew in maturity, and developed another dimension of my manhood.

There was another major change in my life - the day I became a father. Looking back, I never knew that I would again have to deal with such an upheaval in my day-to-day routines. Life as a couple had then become the norm, and having an additional person in the house made so much difference; for starters the child cried far more than my wife ever did! 

Fathering (and parenting) is still a road that I am learning to walk on. During these past four years I have grown so much; and I cannot imagine that the person I am now is so different from the person I used to be. I'm still the same person intrinsically; but with additional perspectives infused into my being.

I know I am a better person because of my wife; I believe I can say the same about my children. For that's what I aspire - to become a better husband and father.

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