As happy as a lark

20110710_df1_20110607_1022_060-065 skylark singing in flight (selected) 09-14 of 16 (sequential impression montage @ 7fps)(r+mb id@768)

Thanks to for the pretty pic

Being a father makes me happy as a lark.  I simply love being a Dad.  It remains one of the most fulfilling things I’ve ever attempted to do. Attempted, as I’m still busy trying to figure it out.  Winging it, so to speak.  Fortunately for us, our little birdies haven’t flown the coop. They still snuggle under our wings.  There has not been a need for them to spread their own.  Wings, that is.

I am extremely proud of my kids.  More than a peacock would ever be. Some years ago a little birdie told me that pleasant and good teenagers are as scarce as chicken’s teeth.  Now that we’ve dealt with the birds and the bees, I’ve gained some understanding of what it’s like to live with teenagers and, if I have to talk turkey, I reckon that wise old owl had a bird brain. Some would argue that I shouldn’t count my chickens before they’ve hatched.

As ruler of our roost I know the love parents feel for children is everlasting.  Eternal. It cannot be destroyed.

But there are some days when I watch my kids and get goosebumps.  Moments when my heart randomly fills with an unexplainable feeling of warmth and satisfaction and love. And the warmth grows exponentially into joy that envelopes my soul and continue to grow until it burst through my eyes and explodes into the biggest smile I’ve ever had!  *insert crescendo of music and opera and birds*

Like this morning.

Being a father makes me happy for I’m able to see two wonderful kids laugh and love and live. And who can argue with the glee factor of that?

8 thoughts on “As happy as a lark

  1. Tieners is nie noodwendig moeilik nie.Wat jy ingesit het as ouer,gaan weldra na jou terugkom,soos dit alreeds blyk.Mens moet net altyd die kommunikasiekanale oophou en hulle fyn dophou,sonder dat hulle dit agterkom.Jy klink na ‘n baie spesiale pa.

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  2. I remember so many people warning me with the , “just wait until they are teenagers” threat. I am not saying there weren’t frustrating days but quite honestly, the teenage years were some of the best & most fun ones with our kids.

    So my advice for parents with teenagers? Remember what it was like to be one first & foremost. That age where you were no longer a kid but not quite an adult. A time when your body was changing at rapid speed, the pressures of relationships & peer pressure, the angst of trying to make life decisions for your future. SO MUCH PRESSURE! A reminder of what it was like to be that age gives you a wee bit more empathy. Laugh with them, listen to them & most of all, enjoy the ride!


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