#TBT: Life Changer
#TBT – Throw-back Thursday, as the kids say.
A day to look back and remember something from the past. Because we all are living in the social media here-and-now present nowadays.
A truly special TBT for me, though, today.
It was eight years ago today that I went from being a son, a brother, a man, a husband…to being a father.
Olivia Grace came into our world at about 1:20 p.m. She didn’t put up much fight; a short delivery and she was ready to go.
Leslie and I had all the questions, of course. What do we do, what will happen, can we do it?
The answers: We figured it out, it different for everyone, yes we can do it.
Olivia, my little Jersey Girl, is a smart, funny, loving, creative, ingenious, cute, sometimes stubborn amalgamation of me and her mother put together. Smarter and more creative than I ever thought possible, she’s a great daughter, a cool kid to her friends, and goddess to her brothers.
After those midnight feeds, as she’d doze and snore softly on my chest, I’d sing a line from Backstreets “Laying here in the dark like an angel on my chest…”
She is my angel. But more than that, she’s my daughter. My life-changer.
In an instant, she made me a father.
And I lover her to pieces.
Happy Birthday, Liv!
(c)Mark Krajnak | JerseyStyle Photography | 2015