Throughout a lunch talk with an acquaintance, somebody asked me,
‘I heard the wife of yours is pregnant. So, when will you become a father?’
‘Actually I’m a father already’ I said.
‘Oh, I did not know your spouse has given birth already!’
‘No. She is still in her 1st trimester of pregnancy!’ He was watching me with funny appearance!
At what time do we become FATHER?
Could it be when the kid of ours is born or after he/she is conceived to the mother’s womb? Not trying to be abstract or philosophical with these. Fatherhood is not so much a biological process but rather a maturing method that is going to challenge us in many facets of who we are as an individual. Fatherhood transcends the title of being referred to as a father as well as daddy! Fatherhood reflects the inner values of ours, real character as well as virtues, if any.