13 days ago my daughter was born.
It started at midnight.
Michelle woke me up and tells me nonchalantly that ‘it’s happening’.
I got up with a mixture of weariness and excitement.
Then you wait. The pain gets worse. I stand around and offer occasional massages and reassuring words but generally feel a bit useless in the whole process.
Living on an island the logistics are a challenge.
At 7am we are boarding the Police boat for a short trip to Auckland.
By 10am we are in the operating theatre.
She’s coming out the sunroof.
The first cry is the one you never forget. There’s something programmed deep in our primal brains that tells us they will be alright.
She’s a solid 11 pounds. Healthy and chunky.
The next few day’s were spent reacquainting ourselves with being parents to a new born.
Nappies, milk, vomit.
One of the key things that being a parent gives you is empathy.
This little thing depends on you and needs you to tune in to their needs.
Empathy is a wonderful thing to develop.
It makes you better at parenting.
It makes you kinder to yourself.
It makes you a better business person.
Cultivating empathy will improve all areas of your life.
So dear reader.
Back with more fire in my belly and love in my heart.
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