The Dad Hammer Times, 9/21/2020
“Of all the titles I’ve been privileged to have, ‘Dad’ has always been the best.” ―Ken Norton
I always knew I would be a father. Even when I was young and afraid of smaller children, I had this deep down understanding that one day I would be ‘dad.’
Now, here I am, years later and three kids of my own, I have realized that deep down yearning to be a father. And it is wonderful. In fact, it is one of the best parts of my life.
Sure, I have achieved some pretty great things. But being a dad to three wonderful little girls is by far the best thing I have done and will probably ever do. It is the central privilege and duty in my life.
Don’t forget fathers, this is one of the greatest things you will do with your life.
This Week’s Stories
Four stories this week, mostly looking at the early days of fatherhood. Though we have another great one to remind us to work on our marriages as well. Be sure to check each story our, clap, highlight, comment, and share!
By: Vuyo Ngcakani
A man isn’t prepared for the emotion
That comes with the birth of a child
It’s unlike all he’s ever felt
Turns a brute into someone so mild.
By: Jack Heimbigner
I love getting up early. Even if I’m up in the middle of the night with my kids or stay up late watching Pride and Prejudice with my wife. There is something so wonderful about the morning.
By: Jack Heimbigner
No matter how much you read, are taught, or learn on your own, there will always be something more to learn. I have found this to be true over and over again. Whether it was my first child, my second, or third, every time I learn something new.
Guilt is what we feel when we look back on our decisions that fell short. Often, guilt realigns us to our priorities when we have gone astray. We feel guilty for watching that football game while our spouse cooks and cleans, we feel guilty for losing our temper when we are impatient, and we feel guilty when we forget to do something our wife asks or if we do it incorrectly.
If you see a robbery at an Apple Store does that make you an iWitness?
Share your experience from the big day when your child arrived.
It can either be a story leading up to it, irrational fears, or what the first 48 hours were like. Share your story and submit it this week!