However, one person did speak with unction about having a children changes people for the people. Friends and family have bent over backwards to help me and my wife. I had trouble finding a job for several years. Then I found one. A couple of months later, I found an even better job. Plus, having a baby gives me a reason to live. I've struggled with depression over the years and also had some health problems. But I fight to survive because I don't want to leave my son without a father.
Yesterday my son had possibly the best birthday of any one year old. My wife's cousin made three cakes -- two he could smash his face into while the third cake was for the guests. I gave him the first gift which was a Picture Bible I owned when I was a kid. My mother sent a package loaded with goodies. In the package was a recordable storybook. My wife said it would be great if my grandmother's voice was on the book. I didn't think that would be possible since she is 95 and living in a nursing home. But I turned the page and we could clearly hear her voice reading to her great-grandson.
I feel very grateful to be a father.