Happy Father’s Day!
by Marta Szczepanik
Fathers - wizards who can turn a child's sadness into great joy. They are strongmen who are becoming more and more involved in their unique role.
They are here and now, supporting their partners, for better and for worse. It is with them that the first, most important moments in a child's life happen and it is with them that we want to go through life.
We have been waiting for this moment to whisper a word to Fathers, to celebrate their day, and to pause with them for a moment and talk about fatherhood. We asked our befriended dads what surprised them most about being a dad? Look what they told us!
Isn't that magic?
The most surprising thing about being a dad is the joy I’ve found in the simplest things.
Waking up to a smiling baby, the excitement of splashing in water, deciding with my partner if a noise our baby makes is an actual word or just a noise, the face they make when trying a new food. Pure joy from such simple things.
Fatherhood is full of weird, wonderful and life changing surprises...
I have an immense, renewed, even bigger respect for my own parents. I can hand on heart say it must have been challenging, tough and they are real life superhero’s, like all parents are. I’m surprised at realising that you have won at life if you have children, it’s the greatest achievement, I will cherish this forever and I will never take it for guaranteed.
I’m a better person, more fulfilled and I would choose being with my children, wife, our family over anything, even watching West Ham United.
What surprised me most about being a dad? I have never thought about it. Due to the fact that I was brought up in a family with many children, I dealt with small children on a daily basis. The educational or nursing aspects were not a big surprise because I knew the drill.
The great love that came just after seeing my son was not surprising, either.
My inner change was probably what surprised me most about being a dad. I mean, with time, when you start living next to your child, you suddenly feel that what you want for yourself is not important anymore. The most important thing is what your child wants and needs.
Happy Father’s Day!
For all Dads out there! You are doing a great and priceless job!