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Saturday, November 27, 2010
Joys Of Being A Dad - Part 2
Aaron was my first born and has the honor of making me a father for the first time and for that I am very grateful. I suspect that being the first born of six children must be a task that no one would accept if offered the choice. There you are, the pioneer that has to hack out a path for your younger siblings and being point man for those that are looking up to you for guidance and leadership. And, like a parent, untrained for the job but learning as you go. I never thought about my oldest growing up and going through this when it was happening. If I had, I might have been more sympathetic.
In spite of being in a crowd of six kids, Aaron managed to be his own man and maintain his individuality. He has a gift to see beauty in ordinary things and relishes in celebrating life. And to this day, as a grown man, he is unique and lives and loves life on his own terms. He may appear rough, but he is really a gentle and sensitive individual. He has found his niche in an art style that he can really put himself into and I sense that he finds it very satisfying.
He has given me my first joy of being a dad.
Every man is the son of his own works. - Miguel de Cervantes