Today, Gryphon was introduced to the world. He was born at 4:50 a.m., weighing in at 7 pounds, 20 inches long, and perfect in every way possible. I am a very proud Dad to say the least. I also have two wonderful step daughters who play sports and excel in all they do. I love them to death, but there is something about having your own child. It is a sense of pride. I am a older father, as I will be 48 in December, but I am in great shape considering. I take care of myself because I want to be here for him and my family for many years to come.
My wife is the most incredible woman on the planet. She survived this entire process with minimal damage to her body. She is my support system and my best friend. I am truly amazed at who she is and all she has accomplished. As I watched Gryphon being born, I became overwhelmed with emotion. Do not get me wrong, I have loved this entire process, but to see this tiny human, who is a part of you and your significant other, it is a different kind of emotion. I am responsible for his success and failures. As I held him in my arms, I promised him I would not fail him, and I will always lead by example in all I do. Every parent has an obligation to their child to be the best example they can be.
What did I learn today: today is a new beginning not just for my child, but it is one for me as well. I want him to always know how much I love his mother, how much I love him, how to be responsible and respectful to others, and how to be humble. Just as my wife makes me a better person, this tiny human will do the same.
Funny things about today: I learned he has the same eye roll and sarcastic grimace as I do. When he took his first poop, well lets just say, I am glad we have a lot of wet wipes!
In the end, everyday is an opportunity, and it is up to you what you will do with it. Seize the day, learn something so you can be a better you and share it with others. Never take tomorrow for granted because you never know when it will be your last. Stop procrastinating, organize your life, put your significant first, and lead by example.