Shakespeare says that there are seasons to life. For me, the longest and most powerful season started 21 years ago today.
Our son was born.
I joked to my wife that ‘kids’ were a 20 year project, then we’ll do something else.
It was a joke, but in truth the ultimate goal of any good parent is to make themselves redundant … or perhaps it’s better to say … make their child strong and self-sufficient.
Jack has grown from a blue-eyed baby into a strong, caring, hardworking man who’s funny as hell.
Happy Birthday, son.
And don’t worry … however strong you grow I’ll always be your Dad.