I am now a father.
I thought about writing a blog post explaining how it feels, but there’s no way I could put it into words. She is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.
All I can tell you is that anything that has ever got me down or made me unhappy in the past now seems completely unimportant. The only thing that matters is Izzy and knowing that she’s here makes everything OK.
Here is a quote I found in the book The Narrows by Michael Connelly. It’s the weakest in the otherwise excellent Harry Bosch series, but I love these lines and have been saving them up.
You can become unhinged and cut loose from the world. You can believe you are a permanent outsider. But the innocence of a child will bring you back and give you the shield of joy with which to protect yourself.
Here’s a picture of my angel:
There are more on my Facebook profile. If you deserve to see them then you’ll be my friend. Otherwise why are you trying to look at photos of strangers’ babies, you weirdo?