I’ll never forget it.
My wife had an emergency c-section and I was sitting in a room off to the side of the operating room, nervously waiting while the doctors cut open my wife and “airlifted” my baby daughter.
I was 25 years old.
When I finally heard her yelping from the other room, I stood up and a nurse escorted me into the brightly-lit, sterile operating room. Like a dream, my life had changed in an instant. My life-focus instantly shifted from thinking about myself to thinking about this little, blotchy red person screaming before me.
In our young life, the thought of children may be far, far away, and even if you’re still in college or single, there are things you can do right now which will prepare you to handle children. In one sense, they’re also the marks of maturity, but not all parents become mature people and not all mature people become parents. Even if you never have kids, you might find these points useful.