Lucky Number Seven…

Tempus fugit. Time flies. Yes, yes it does. Seven years ago I stepped into an entirely new world. I became a father. My son Nathan turned seven years old yesterday. At his request, we celebrated with pizza and a Spider-man cake. We also showered him with a number fo gifts, which included the Paw Patrol movie, a HUGE Paw Patrol vehicle (I can’t remember what they’re all called) and a visit from Grandma and Auntie. It was a good time and there’s no denying that he’s getting older. He’s coming into his own, developing his own personality and certainly challenges me on a daily basis.

Our first cuddle session, about a week after he was born. We were STILL in the hospital.

I still remember the day he was born. I should have been nervous and scared but I was more paranoid about what the hospital might do to him than his coming into the world. When he was finally out, my wife went to recovery and I stuck to him the whole time. He’s been a clingy, daddy’s boy ever since. And I wouldn’t have it any other way. Like any kid, he drives me crazy sometimes. But I love him to alpha Centauri and back.

Proudly displaying his age, yesterday.
Being his usual, goofy self while I try on sweaters.
Let’s just ignore my double chin and that wound on my upper lip, shall we?

A non-stop dynamo of energy and motivation, Nathan has a wonderful view on life and is always ready with a hug or a long, convoluted story about what he believes the origin of a particular thing may be. If he carries this energy and imagination into his later years, he’ll go far in life. And I’m sure he will. ☯️

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I am a practitioner of the martial arts and student of the Buddhist faith. I have been a Type 1 Diabetic since I was 4 years old and have been fighting the uphill battle it includes ever since. I enjoy fitness and health and looking for new ways to improve both, as well as examining the many questions of life. Although I have no formal medical training, I have amassed a wealth of knowledge regarding health, Diabetes, martial arts as well as Buddhism and philosophy. My goal is to share this information with the world, and perhaps provide some sarcastic humour along the way. Welcome!

7 thoughts on “Lucky Number Seven…”

  1. Go with 8:20 then. Here’s a link for a free natal chart reading that provides a nice well rounded view. Let us know if anything in particular stands out! Keep an eye out for the ascendant, the sun and the moon sign in particular. His ruling planet Jupiter is in Libra so he may develop a great love for liberty, justice and truth. Be cautious though when it comes to sparring with him when he becomes of age; he has Mars in Scorpio, so chances are his punches will be deadly! Even now his hands appear manly in nature.

    https://astro.cafeastrology.com/natal.php

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    1. An interesting take, to be sure. Even now, at the tender age of 7, his punches come when least expected and tend to rattle my eyes. He’s definitely all about what’s right, regardless of what the “rules” say… I had some fun putting in my own date of birth and time and found a striking number of similarities. Thanks for this.

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      1. Astrology can infer some interesting patterns about individuals and/or groups. The implications of being conjoined with the emanations of our star need not belong entirely to the domain of hard science. When the elements come together in the right way we experience life in abundance and where there resides joy we have the synergy of wisdom too.

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