The Day My Life Changed Forever (Daddy Everyday excerpt)

by Daddy Everyday Blog

Excerpt from Daddy Everyday from the chapter entitled, The Day My Life Changed Forever

     November 9, 2005, was a typical day at work but would prove to be a life changing one. I was an overnight team member at Target in Atlanta, working in logistics. For weeks leading up to this day, my mind was filled with thoughts of what it would be like being a father. At home was my pregnant wife and I knew that at any moment I could receive that call. That call, being “go time” which meant going home to grab the overnight bag and head to the hospital time. Around 5:32 a.m. I heard a call over the loud speaker, “Delonso, you have a call on ext. 228.” All the guys I was working with looked at me and followed me as I tried to rush to a phone. The first two phones I went to were not working and I grew extremely anxious. Finally, I reached a phone that was operational and the call on ext. 228 was gone. I quickly dialed the number to my wife’s cell phone. She answered, and said, “I tried calling you and yes, it is ‘go time.’” I raced home to pick up Kisha and the soon-to-be-named baby bag. But when I got home she was no longer in the same pain she was in when she called. Still about an hour later we went to the hospital anyway. To be honest, I can’t say I was nervous anymore. The only thing I knew was that I was ready to see my little dude…

How many of you dads can relate to this excerpt?