Big Boy is my blonde-haired, blue-eyed son, born to my (ex)wife and I one spectacular morning in September, 2002. BB was an unexpected blessing for us. We found out he was on the way the night before my ex had a surgery scheduled. I was confused and panicked at first and (I’d say) understandably so. The coming of a child so unexpectedly can turn your world topsy-turvy. After my shock wore off, I was elated to know that I would soon be a dad.
BB has and always will be there for me and I for him. He has shown me what love is – the unconditional love a child has for a parent is something that just can’t be explained; it has to be experienced to be understood. We’ve already been through good times and bad in our 8 years together and I wouldn’t trade the memories I have with him for anything. His smile lights up my day like no one else’s can. I’m so excited to watch him grow up into a bigger boy and eventually a man, and I know, understand and cherish my role in his life as his father, his dad, his guide and his friend.