This post is of a personal nature, and certainly not typical to what is found on The Sales Lion, but notwithstanding I felt the need to share these thoughts and I hope a few of you might find the words found herein to be in some way inspiring and helpful to you in your life.
Around 12:00am in the morning this past Sunday, the day before Memorial Day, I found myself in my sauna downstairs, contemplating all that entrepreneurs typically consider—work, goals, aspirations, blog articles, etc. And on top of these normal musings, I can distinctly remember looking forward to the following morning and the fact that I would have the opportunity to sleep in a little, as 5 hours of sleep a night had been the norm for most of the previous week.
But before I could fully anticipate the morning’s pending respite, I heard my wife, who is never awake past 10pm, calling my name from the top of the stairs. As soon as the words left her mouth, I knew the night was still very, very young:
“Honey, my water broke.”
Yep, it was that time again. Time for our 4th opportunity to witness the greatest miracle on Earth—the birth of one’s own child.
To make a long story short, the labor and delivery went exceptionally well. After arriving to the hospital a little after 2am in the morning, we took things easy until around 8am, at which time my wife did as she always does—amaze me with her strength, determination, and fearlessness.
By 9:40am, our wonderful doctor told Nikki(my wife) to go ahead and push. In that moment, despite the fact that I’d already witnessed this same event 3 other times, my heart fluttered with an incredible sense of joy, a bit of nervousness, and a profound sentiment of anticipation.
4 pushes later , Casey Brooke Sheridan was born.
As always, tears of joy strolled down my face. As every parent knows, nothing matches this moment, nothing. Words give it no justice whatsoever. Without question, childbirth is God’s greatest miracle, and I feel blessed to have been a part of it on four occasions (And for all you wondering, yes, we are done). Upon reflecting on these life-changing events, allow me to just say this:
Moms are amazing, children are unending joy, and family is the centerpiece of our purpose to life.
I love being a dad. Having 4 kids is awesome. Each one teaches me something new each and every day. And may I also publicly say ‘thank you’ to my incredible wife Nikki– you have embraced everything there is about motherhood since day one. Thank you, thank you, thank you– my joy is full.