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The Feeling of Immortality

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.

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