Enter: Parenthood

Alex took a pregnancy test this morning.

Positive.

We’re in shock. Alex more than me. I’m so much in shock in even in a bit of denial. And I want another test. But not because I don’t want to be a father — I want to be certain. No disappointment. No false positives. I want no wiggle room for doubt.

Fatherhood. Parent. Dad.

Am I ready for this? Am I prepared to take on the responsibility of caring for a child — my child — bringing them into this world and raising them in the best way possible?

Without question, my life is about to change again. I used to say that I was “18 years old with 16 years experience”. But maybe I really am 34 and should start acting my age. But doesn’t a child bring out the child in all of us?

I hope this is the one. I hope that this my offspring. I hope…

I look forward to meeting you in a few months. I can only begin to dream of the things you’ll teach me, of the wonders we’ll discover.

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