Being a Dad: Fabian

I was going through old pictures that I completely forgot existed, when I stumbled upon this particular one of Fabian holding our then one year old. It was our first family trip to the Philippines. We were in my old bedroom that I shared with my older sister in the five years that we resided in a small provincial town called Guimba. I get really sentimental about this. It was my past intertwining with my present, and my future. In front of me was this man I share a beautiful child with. The feeling never gets old.

In the spirit of Father’s Day, I invited my husband to the blog. I did a brief interview over a delicious dinner at his favorite barbecue spot. I hope you enjoy!

Tell me your initial thoughts when you found out that you were going to be a dad.

I was in shock…in disbelief. We were so young at the time, that we didn’t know what to expect. We just left our homes to start our careers. Apart of me thought, was it the best thing for us? At the same time, I was ready to take on this responsibility. I felt a lot of guilt, because you were so young. I didn’t want you to feel hindered from having a career.

Yeah, we were 19 and 21. It’s crazy, but I’m so incredibly thankful. What would you say is the best thing about being a dad?

Looking at our daughter and realizing how happy and innocent she is. She brings a smile to my face. It’s hard to say. I enjoy playing with her. She reminds me of being a kid again.

What is the most challenging part of being a dad?

Realizing that I can’t be selfish. I have to put her in front of a lot of my decisions.

We have learned a lot in the last seven years. What would you say was the biggest lesson that you gained from being a dad?

You can love someone unconditionally. Because I love Luci so much, it made me realize how much my mom loved me. It put into perspective all the sacrifices she did for me.

What is your dream for your child and future children?

I want her to graduate college. I want her to be a responsible adult. I want her to be happy. 

 

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Happy Fathers Day 🙂

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