The Best Thing Fatherhood Has Taught Me
After a long weekend I was ready to get back to work.
I love Mondays, unlike most people.
But at 4:55 AM my son had a fever. By 11:30 AM he threw up all over himself.
Work day over. I’ll try again tomorrow (pending my son’s recovery).
You see, of all the things fatherhood has taught me, patience has lended itself most useful in other areas of my life.
I have clients to keep happy, I have projects to finish, but at the end of the day, I have the patience to put off what is light years away in terms of importance compared to my family.
My wife and son come first, always. In recent weeks, especially since my wife’s miscarriage, I’ve realized this even more.
Money and recognition is nothing compared to seeing my son realize what “today” means, or kissing my wife goodnight.
The little moments so often hidden from the rest of the world are what I live for.
So, today I tend to a sickly toddler. Tomorrow I conquer the world, if I feel like it.