Most people that know me or that have been in to be treated over the course of the last month know that Kristina and I added a little member to our family. Colin was born earlier this month and everything has been going about as well as can be expected. A lot of thoughts have been going through my mind recently with Colin’s addition.
I have different things to think about and have to reevaluate my priorities. When I close the office in the evenings, I can’t wait to get home to see my little buddy. I used to have the mindset that I will stay at the office until every patient that wants to be seen is seen on that given day, but now that Colin is here, I’m literally chomping at the bit to get home to see him.
Colin has started to shift my mentality as well. I would like to think of myself as a happy go lucky person, but with him in my life, I would like to think that he will make me a better person. It has only been a little over 2 weeks but he makes me more relaxed, not as stressed about the business and overall a much happier person. Nothing against my wife, but Colin puts a whole different perspective for me.
But the number one thing that has me thinking now that Colin is here; is what type of person he will be. The world is a pretty messed up place, it always has been and probably always will be, but why as an adult would I want to bring a child into the world. Colin will probably have some athletic bones in his body, we can hope that he will have some smarts, but my number one things, I hope he is a good person.
The world needs more good people, he can do anything that he wants to do, but just be a good person along the way. I hope that he shows empathy, compassion and a will to help people in the world. I hope that he is able to use whatever God given talents he has to make the world a better place.
This is my one hope as a new father, plus I hope he makes me a better person along the way.