One of the greatest things that have happened to me in my lifetime happened to me on June 19th 2002. I was 26 years old at the time and just after 2 in the morning that day, my wife delivered a beautiful baby girl that we named Abigail Margaret Marek. I would love to say that this moment was a pure moment of joy, which joy was a huge part of it, however there were many other emotions that went along with it, mainly fear.
At that time in my life, I was still a Newlywed, as Renee and I were married August 18th, 2001. (Yes the math works out for anyone asking) :) So being a Dad was a little bit scary, since I really didn't know how to be a husband yet, how was I going to be a Father. Though being a Father was something that I always wanted, and now all of a sudden it happened. Though when I envisioned being a Father as a kid, I thought I would be confident, know everything, make lot's of money, coach everything under the son, etc.. Though the reality of being a Father is that none of that happened, which in the end, I believe makes me a better Father and keeps me humbled. Which being humble helps me to always understand just how important of a undertaking this is. I do however know that I am extremely lucky, as I believe Renee is a great mother, and made my job as a Father much easier, which I hope that most of the time, that I make her job as a mother easier as well.
Though of course this blog is meant for Abigail. I am often amazed at how much I love her. There is some truth to the saying that you don't really know what love is, until you become a parent. I truly embrace that I get to learn from you everyday as it is such a wonderful journey and privilege to be here with you as you grow up. Of course, I don't want you to grow up faster than you are know, but I am very excited for your future and for the person you are and are becoming. You are the sweetest person that I have ever met and you fill me with so much joy everyday. You make everyday for me just a little bit brighter!