“I’m a father; that’s what matters most. Nothing matters more.”


Happy fathers day to all the fathers out there who read this and are proud in their role. A job I took on with great enthusiasm and absolutely no idea of what lay ahead of me! It has been a truly amazing journey and the last 9 months have been wonderful and have totally changed my life. Today was my first fathers day, and spending the day with my wife and daughter was the best present I could have asked for, although it was an absolute delight to be woken up with a card and a present being grasped by my daughter as she was brought into the bedroom by mommy. The weather forecast was for dry weather today, so we had the in-laws over for a bbq lunch, while me and the father in law enjoyed ours being washed down with a few beers! Clares brother turned up in the afternoon with his wife and kids for a short while, an unexpected but very pleasant visit. They all left late afternoon, a short while before one of my sisters turned up, as I hadn’t seen her for a few weeks. It was nice to catch up, let her see Olivia for a while and be the big brother trying to help out with a bit of advice on a few issues she’s been having. I don’t have all the answers, but I do like to try and make life easier for people when I can! She brought over some gifts for us, the three cola bottles with our names on. A very simple yet effective marketing gimmick that its hard to avoid getting sucked into, and although I have not fallen for it yet, I couldn’t help but smile when I saw all three names on these bottles!


About andrewvokes

Husband to my beautiful wife Clare, and father to two gorgeous girls. Cyclist, runner and photographer, living in Birmingham, UK.

Posted on June 15, 2014, in 365 project, Personal, Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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