Myles is quickly on his way to entering the world this month. Ashley is now going in for regular doctor appointments to make sure everything is developing as it should. This is a very exciting time but also a nerve racking experience. I keep wondering...do I have everything I need, will I be able to handle this, do we need more money, I hope everything goes smoothly through the labor. Last night Ashley and I were having a bit of pillow talk and discussing when the next time it will just be the two of us in an empty house again. It is going to be a long time! But, after watching how my parents react when all of us kids are home visiting, I realize that I am going to look forward to this "Dad" thing.
I really can't wait to teach him all the things that my dad taught me. How to tie a fishing hook, how to change the oil in a car, how to hold the flashlight still while he fixed something, how to climb trees, tie knots, and cook breakfast over a campfire. It just excites me so much to think that this child of mine is actually going to be mine. I can raise him how I want, he may look a bit like me, act a bit like me, and depend on me. Is it bad to say that I am already in the planning stages of a camping trip with him and his mom? Oh Myles, I can't wait to meet you.