I wasn’t ready for the birth of my son, but he came and completely changed my life. After my wife labored for 35 hours, and then spending a week in and out of the hospital, it’s taught me some important lessons about parenthood and life.
As I expect my first child, there’s this enormous weight of responsibility, of caring for another human being that’s completely dependent on you. But beyond the thought of just trying to keep this child alive, there’s another immense responsibility I feel.
It’s shaping the kind of man that my son will grow up into. I want to be intentional about the man he becomes. So as I prepare to be a father to my son, Emerson, I’ve decided to focus on 3 things that I hope to instill into his character.