Today, my wife brought Nora into the office to show her off–for those of you who don’t know, my wife also works for WGU. The Little One was a bit fussy at first, but pulled it together to have a wonderful public debut.
Anyway, one of my co-workers said something today that struck me (and I’ll share it with you). He said, “I remember with the birth of my son, I felt immortal. I felt like I’ll live forever.”
Wow. It’s an incredible statement–that happens to be true. I didn’t really think about it at the time, but it’s hit me now:
I’m a father. That’s something that can never be taken away from me.
My blood line will continue on after me. That can’t be taken away from me, either.
It’s a pretty awesome feeling.
Awesome, and yet it puts everything into perspective. I wrote about the feeling of mortality before Nora was born, and now it’s funny. I’m a more careful driver than I’ve ever been (not wicked slow or anything, just more on top of “The Law.”)
Just a short post, but wanted to share this with you. I’m feeling pretty good about life right now.