Raymond | Tribute to Fathers

Wishing a special and memorable Father’s Day to the new, the long-time, the once-again and the about-to-be fathers!

As a way of honoring your special role in caring, raising and influencing your child or children, I am hosting a series titled “Tribute to Fathers”. I have invited some fathers to share some fatherhood wisdom and stories with you this week.

Today we are going to hear from Raymond’s father. Raymond’s father (and mother) serves in the military, and so this was a special image from his session to represent the military ties in his family.

Newborn baby with father's military dog tags
This is our second child, and like with our daughter, my wife and I decided to wait until they were born to find out “what” we were getting. We ended up with a son for this second time around, and although I’m quite happy that we have one of each as it were, I was really going to be OK with either┬ápossibility. So, when friends kept commenting after the delivery of Raymond that I looked to be such a proud Papa to have a son, I thought, it’s cool and all, and he’s healthy and “cute”, our daughter at nearly four is such a hoot. At this point I’m most looking forward to him becoming the little dynamic person that our daughter already is.

– Raymond’s father

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