Unplanned Gifts!

Both of my kids were “unplanned gifts.” Nevertheless, when my first child arrived I fell instantly in love with her.

So much so that I was afraid I could never love another child as much. I needn’t have worried.  When Beth arrived I fell so in love with her that I was afraid it would encompass my love for Mandy.

Happy-Fathers-Day-Images-6Instead, my love doubled.

Love is like that.

Years later, my mom told me that I too had been an “unplanned gift” and that my dad had reacted the exact same way.

Ah, yes. Love is like that.

In Memoriam: I love you, Dad!

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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7 Responses to Unplanned Gifts!

  1. Heather says:

    Happy Father’s Day, Mitch!

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  2. embibee says:

    Reblogged this on embibee.

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  3. blendermom3 says:

    My youngest was an “unplanned gift” and has taught me more about the love of Jesus watching him go through brain surgery earlier this year than I thought possible…(as a preacher’s daughter I thought I pretty much knew all about His love.) My little guy showed me differently. Thanks for sharing.

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