I don’t know where the last year has gone. I feel I might have fallen asleep for most of the year, but from the amount of work I have done, I am sure that is not the case. This year has been a year of new experiences and growing as a person. I would have never guessed on how much my life would have changed since last year. Though it changed, I can’t imagine how it would have been without the experience. Alright, enough of beating around the bush, I am just going to tell you what happened.
One year ago today, my son was born!
That’s right, today is my son’s birthday. He is our first and only child at this point and it was been a wild ride. There are not enough words that I can write down that will express how much joy I have because of him. He has changed my world for the better. Having a child really puts your priorities into check. Before he was born, I was worried about the money and the commitment, but now that we have a year under our belt, I wouldn’t have it any other way. The money doesn’t matter, nothing else really matters. My son and my wife matter.
As my wife and I were thinking about having a child, I was trying to see if we were “ready” financially. I wanted to make sure that I was out of credit card debt and making enough money. After he was born, I realized that there never is a time that you are “ready”. No one can be ready for their first child. You have no basis to compare it to. I am happy that we decided to have our son when we did. He made me work harder to achieve my goals and I will continue that until he reaches his goals.
My wife and I constantly wonder where the time has gone. Everyone continues to tell us that enjoy these moments because they go so fast. Now I am starting to understand what they are talking about. Sometimes I wonder if I am missing things, but then I realize that I am doing the best I can with what I have. I want to make sure that I step back, especially at times like this, and reflect on all of the joy that my family has brought. I feel like a very lucky man.
I realize that this has nothing to do with personal finances, at least not directly, but this is an important day for me and my family. I am excited to see where the next year takes us and to watch my son grow up. So, I will be spending the day with my son and having a great time. I hope you all have a wonderful day and weekend. I will see you next week!
Do you have children? How did you feel when your child turned one?