This is the story about how another dad showed me how…and why it is okay and even wonderful to be an openly vulnerable dad.
One sentence. That was all it took for me to know I was onboard with this guy. We had worked together a little over two weeks. We’d barely spoken. He didn’t even remember my name.
“You said your son is six?” I asked, remembering a conversation we had just a week prior.
“Yea, he’s six,” the man replied, “I never knew loving another human this much was possible.”
I never knew loving another human this much was possible. What a statement.
For a man I had known just over a week or so, he was remarkably open and remarkably vulnerable. The epitome of the openly vulnerable dad, making true statements wholly without fear to complete strangers. I instantly coveted this ability.
To read about this man, my reaction, and my quest to become an openly vulnerable dad, head over to Red Tricycle where I’m spinning my wheels about love, honesty, and public perception.