I will begin this journey of writing about life through the eyes of a first-time father with a letter to my first-born daughter, Elly Rae Becker.
I am excited to document this journey. It’s already been such a life changing experience—more so than I could have ever anticipated—and I can only imagine what is still to come.
Through my writing, I hope to potentially offer insight to other first-time dads. I hope to provide stories that deliver help, humor, and maybe just a few relatable tails of being a dad for the first time. I also hope to offer inspiration that we are all in this together when it comes to figuring out this dadding thing.
While I don’t know for sure, because as you know, this is my first crack at parenting too—I anticipate it won’t all be a fairy tail. I am betting that I am going to do a lot of second-guessing on whether I am making the “right” decision.
I am certainly assuming there will be some moments that are downright scary. It’s weird to think that, but at the same time, it’s likely the reality of what I am going to experience.
In the end, I am at peace with the fact that if I just try my absolute best and give it my all. If I love my daughter to the core and I always make sure to provide her the support she deserves, everything else will fall into place.
I hope you come along with me on the journey and I hope you learn something along the way that can make your life with your children that much better.
To Elly: As of the time of this writing, you are just a precious little newborn baby—not even a month old. Yet, you’ve had the most profound impact on my life of anything I’ve ever experienced.
You are the most amazing thing that has ever happened to me and hopefully this video will forever be a reminder that I love you with all of my heart and I will always be there for you.