When a baby is on the way, one of the most memorable days for the eager parents is when they learn the baby’s sex. Discovering if you will be welcoming a daughter or a son into the world can suddenly prompt your imagination to run wild; what will your future as a family look like?
Poet Aaron White recalls the flutter of emotion that erupted the day he heard the doctor say “It’s a girl.” He imagined her future ballet classes and envisioned the YouTube videos they would make together. He felt empowered as her protector, considering how he would guard against would-be romantic suitors with less-than-noble intentions. He would “do anything to let her know that [he is] here.”
He says, “I’m stationary, my love won’t vary. It’s the same and it’s insane how much you occupy my reason to live, my purpose in this world.”
However, in addition to the fantasies that arise on the day you learn your baby’s sex, this video also reveals the importance of taking on the responsibility and title of being a parent.
“I then, pictured myself as a father. That was the second dream I wanted to accomplish after reciting marriage vows at the altar. And here I am, a dad. A safe place. A warrior who gives grace.”
If the three simple words of “it’s a girl” or “it’s a boy” have ever radically altered your life, you’ll resonate with this video on a deep and beautiful level.