As we get older, time really does fly by. I remember growing up my dad telling me that and I didn’t believe him. Little did I know, it’s quite true.
When my wife and I found out in early 2011 we were going to have our first child, we didn’t know what to do. It wasn’t planned. But, by the grace of God, we had our first bundle of joy on the way and we had to prepare. Time flew by, as my wife started having complications with her pregnancy. By October, our daughter, Declynn was born. I was a father. I was a mess.
My daughter was born at 31 weeks, and spent the next six and a half weeks in the NICU. Time didn’t fly by so quickly then, or did it. When we finally got to bring our daughter home we realized that what seemed like a long time, really wasn’t.
As my daughter grew older, and she gained a sister, I realized that so many great things have happened, and quickly happened at that. Now, my oldest is going into the third grade, and my youngest will be in Pre-Kindergarten this upcoming school year. Holy cow, where did all that time go?
Okay, so I keep talking about time. You may wonder why. It’s because when it comes to Father’s Day, it really isn’t about that hammer or fishing pole you may get from your kids, it’s the time you get to spend with them.
I admit, there’s been times I’ve missed out on things with my girls. I hate it, but things such as life happens. I haven’t missed the big things like the music programs at school and the birthday parties.
So, keep this in mind this Father’s Day, spend time with your kiddos, because it will fly by. Soon before I know it, “daddy’s little princess” will be getting married and having kids of her own. Okay, let’s not go there, I don’t want to cry more than I normally do. That’s what happens when you have girls.
Happy Father’s Day!