- Posted July 16, 2013 by
San Diego, California
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Don't call me Mr. Mom!
I am Dad
- dsashin, CNN iReport producer
I cried to your heartbeat. I played you music in the womb. I am Dad.
I coached your birth. It was perfect. I am Dad.
I cried when I first saw you. I kissed your forehead. I am Dad.
I put your first diaper on. You never left my side. I am Dad.
I wake, bathe, feed, change, clothe, clean, shop, cook. I look forward to every day. I am Dad.
I will never belittle, hit, berate, forget, or leave you like my father did. I am Dad.
I will nurture, support, encourage, motivate, and uphold. I am Dad.
You sit high on my shoulders. When there is danger, I will shield you. I am Dad.
I will pack your lunch, walk you to school, help you with homework. I will teach you. I am Dad.
I will not give in, relinquish, surrender, or be shamed by stereotypes. I stand tall. I am Dad.
Together we will cry, laugh, and live. I am Dad.
I am a man. You are my son. I am proud. I am Dad.
No words can express my love. I am Dad.