Now that the cat is out of the bag (or the kid out of the, um… yea), I can admit that contemplating fatherhood has me scared stiff.
Well, not really, but in a manner of speaking.
It is one thing to say the words “I’m not ready for fatherhood” in much the same way I said “I’m not ready for marriage” and quite another thing to actually mean it or grasp the idea that there will be a helpless little baby needing my wife and my care for it’s every need. Then growing and growing, becoming more independent and self-willed, maturing and growing older, learning and absorbing, and then leaving.
And God has tasked me with the primary responsibility for the childs spiritual growth and nuturing. My wife and I for teaching the child and loving them and providing stability and security such as we can while allowing freedom and experiences to broaden the childs horizons and abilities.
I haven’t the slightest clue…
If you’re a parent: What is one thing that you are glad you did and one thing you regret or wish you’d not done? And why?
Everybody is a child of someone: What is something you are glad your parents did and one thing you wish they hadn’t? And why?