On the third weekend of October 2009 my wife told me that we were pregnant. All the signs pointed toward YES. She had taken some tests and didn’t pass them, she had the feeling like she might have been, and we had been trying to have a baby for about 2 weeks (we work fast!).
Fast forward to July 14, 2010 and you have the day that my little girl, Riley Grace, was born. Tiffany woke up about 1:00 AM that morning having what she thought might be contractions, kept a record of them for awhile, and then woke me up at 4:00 telling me that we needed to go to the hospital! So we got there about 5:00 AM, and at 2:09 PM our little girl came into the world! It was a glorious and sacred moment.
And although now I’m so excited for my little girl to grow up and experience life I am also scared out of my wits about it. One of the reasons is because every time I walk into the room and she sees me she gets so exited, smiles, and looks away with this shy look on her face. It melts my heart when she does she. My wife told me that she was boy-crazy for her dad.
But as I thought, I wondered what might happen if she really did grow up to be boy-crazy. I don’t mind her being crazy about me and my attention, but I don’t want her to be crazy for every other man’s attention.
The reason I say all this is because of a note I saw posted on a cross at a Boiler Room that we had here in Tulsa for a week. The note read like this: “I let boys treat me like an object. I’m not, I’m YOURS.” It hit me and impacted me quite a bit. First I was so glad that this girl had found her way into this Boiler Room and had the courage to write this down this bold thought, and then sacrifice it on this cross.
But it made me wonder about how things will be like for Riley when she grows up. And what if Riley gets a sister in a year or two? What if she gets 2 sisters and all I end up having is girls!? :) I think that might have me on my knees more than anything else in my life probably would.
Anyone else have these thoughts? What do you all do with them?