As you may or may not know, big changes are entering into my world this year. Comfort and routine will soon be altered as I take on the new role of being a dad next month. While I am so excited to bring our daughter home and begin connecting with her, I know that it will be a huge life altering event. It will no longer be the Dynamic Riley Duo, instead we’ll become the Terrific Riley Trio.
Along that same thought, I received the privilege of guest posting over at More Than A Beard this Monday, and I wanted to share with you all the content. Whether or not you’re an expectant parent, I believe it might be helpful (Hopefully I am not the only one out there who is fearful of accidentally dropping a baby!).
Here’s a portion on learning by relating to the other:
“When I married my wife, I discovered that we were a bit different (extrovert-introvert, dominant-passive, and female brain-male brain to name a few). It was here in my learning to love the other that I found out more about who I was. It was here where I learned that sometimes I needed to make sacrifices and listen to my wife instead of trying to fix things. I learned by relating with the other.
With a daughter about to join us, I will have to do this all over again. My nephews were easy to relate to: play Star Wars or Avengers and things would be alright. Now, I need to find out what makes a daughter tick and then delight in that bond with her.”
Read this rest of the post here.