I see a lot of it these days.
So if you're wondering where I have been, and what I have been doing, well.........here they are!
Samuel Kyle and Georgia Kathleen came into the world on April 22, 2007. It's kinda crazy....I'm a Dad! Now, I am no Bill Cosby.....but there are some things that I became completely aware of as soon as I became a Father.
The first thing.......I honestly don't think you can understand what love is until you look into the face of your own child. In the moments following the birth of the twins I found myself literally lost for words and breath. And, if you know me well at all.....for me to be at a loss for words is somewhat inconveivable! I was completely blown away by the massive heart reconstruction that occurs at the time of birth. My life (which in the past I was definitely fond of) became secondary to those of my children. And please don't feel bad for my wife....she would probably tell you exactly the same thing,
The second thing.......I think that your personal priorities gets a spring cleaning after the birth of children. Somewhat related to point number one.....the things that you once thought important become so NOT important anymore. Things like Close Rate and DPA seem to be emphasized in much smaller fonts now. My work, ironically enough, suffered a little while I was gone during my wife's Pre-Term labor and the inevitable birth of my children. To now be called out for my lack of results during the past few months is received with a resounding...."Who Cares!?" I know I don't. And in not caring I think I have written my epitaph in stone. Not losing the job....hopefully just moving in a direction that requires less people management on my part.
Anyhow.....I digress, the third, and last, thing that I have learned is to always keep something (rag, towel, diaper, stuffed animal) over your son's twig and berries so you don't get a shower every time you change him. I might be preaching to the choir on this one........I am a new Dad! Gimme a break!