I was speaking with a friend today, an utterly amazing woman named Pamela MacDonald, and we started talking about daddy activities. I lit up as I started to talk about my list of activities to do with our kids as they grow up. But Pam provided an elegant insight to the conversation. She and I talked about how I could write to my child right now.
This idea makes a lot of sense to me. I used to write love letters on some of my loneliest nights when I dreamed of sharing love with a special woman. Note to all the mommies and daddies out there keep writing these love notes/letters/journal entries to your lover. Of all the time you spend doing ‘things’ this time will be some of the most valuable and important.
In the past, I’ve also thought about making videos to my future kids, but I haven’t done it yet. The time just never seems to be right … you know the story. I need to just do it!
That’s the key. I just need to make some of these videos and journal entries. Soon my child is going to be born, and before I know it he or she will be teenager :P.
So what should I include in my daddy journal?
Tell them about how much they are wanted.
Tell them about how they were planned and coming into this world from our love.
Tell them life is going to be so special.
Tell them about how much I love them already.
Tell them about some of the names we thought about giving them.
Tell them about some of the things I’m excited to do with them.
Sing some songs to them (totally Pam’s idea :D)
The list could go on and on, but I think you get the point. Or at least I think I get the point. The point of the daddy journal is to dwell on the love that we have for our children to be. They are still in their mommy’s belly, but they are still so special and so loved. I’m going to start writing about that love. This dwelling on that love will bring power that will flow over.
Don’t forget to share if you have any awesome daddy (or mommy) journal ideas! I’d love to hear them.