Father’s Day Gratitude

We have decided to let the fathers have their day in the sun on MOMentous Moms in celebration of Father’s Day. First up is The Perfectionist Dad (If you will). We gave them no perimeters just to write from the heart and tell us something about themselves and the Dads they have become…enjoy.

Father's Day GratitudeI do not typically contribute to the site but in the interest of Father’s Day thought I would give my wife’s knuckles a break for once and provide my own insight into a few things I’ve learned since becoming a father. While our daughter is still only two years old at this point, I can certainly say being a father has been the most important and wonderful experience of my life so far. I know there will be many more bad times and good but as they say, life is about making the most of the journey, not the destination.

After learning of the pregnancy, I remember expressing to others how I did not have a preference toward the gender and would be excited either way. When I did learn the baby would be a girl, I actually secretly breathed a sigh of relief that I would be fortunate enough to be father to a little-princess. That really was what I hope for all along.

Father's Day GratitudeIt was actually 36 months ago (including 9 months’ time-in-the womb) that I learned I was going to be blessed with helping to raise a 2 year old daughter. I really can’t stress the importance of the words “helping to raise” our daughter as I honestly feel as though my wife does the lion’s share of the leg-work with our little one. Sure, as breadwinner I leave the house for my occupation each week but she is the one who tirelessly wakes, feeds and entertains our little tyrant from morning to night – with no breaks!

In honor of this day, it might be expected for a father to trump up his own accomplishments in raising a child/children (and rightfully so in most cases) however; I prefer to use the opportunity to just say thank you to my amazing wife. To say I admit to constantly taking her for granted and while I do occasionally compliment her, it is probably not often enough. I just cannot emphasize enough the feelings of pride and appreciation I feel each and every day as I witness how hard she works to care for, amuse, and teach our little girl the most important life lessons. What’s ironic is that it was only through fatherhood I was allowed to witness the incredible woman-mother-teacher she has flourished into.

The Perfectionist Dad

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