On 24th September 2014, Wednesday morning, I found out the gender of our baby that Louise is carrying.
It’s a girl.
I can’t put to words how happy I was. Not that I won’t like having sons. Just that, this one, made me exuberantly happy.
It’s a deep seated joy, mixed with gratitude, hope, love – I was smiling ear to ear (I think) – I am happy. Even as I write this, I still say I’m happy. My heart melts, and seems to have melted to a goop on the floor.
Like a puddle.
Pa, you’re going to be a grandfather to a girl – a grand-daughter for you! How I wished you are still around, to play with your grandchildren, to teach them things that you know and have experienced, use the grandchildren to teach us (your children) a lesson…I’ll do my best to be the best father I can be, like you did.