On a customary walk, Megan asked me why I want to be a father. After taking a moment to collect my thoughts, I responded with something to the effect of, “I want to experience a new expression of God’s love.” God has chosen the analogy as Father as a way of communicating just how much he loves us. Every analogy walks with a limp, so I will be the first to acknowledge that not all parents love the way God loves (nor am I under any illusion that I will be a sufficient source of God's love for anyone). With that said, I think there are fewer experiences in life that are as close to divine love as the love of a parent.
I am so excited to announce that Megan holds a life within her and we get to meet her/him in December!
My fifth pocket will transform into a most epic daddy pocket. I wonder if it can fit diapers and wipes. Either way, I am sure some extra pocket space will go a long way as I expect to surprise our new child at every turn.