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With Father’s Day just a few day away, DadsDivorce.com and author Greg Wright are offering a free giveaway of Wright’s book “Daddy Dates: Four Daughters, One Clueless Dad, and His Quest to Win Their Hearts” about raising and connecting with your daughters as a divorced dad.
Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Book Giveaway” and we’ll select a winner at random on Monday morning at 9 a.m. central time.
Read Wright’s guest divorce article to DadsDivorce.com on “Reclaiming Your Relationship With Your Kids This Summer” and an excerpt from his book below.
Excerpted from Chapter 4 — My Date with Destiny (Dude to Dad passage)
…I didn’t have an immediate connection with this newborn child in the delivery room, and I started to wonder if there was something wrong with me for not having a gushier reaction.
Then it was time for my daughter to be taken somewhere else with the nurses. I tagged along behind the women in white, I don’t know why. It was very quiet when they started cleaning up the infant and doing all those things that I’m sure they do to all babies, when when Nurse Ratched pricked baby Victoria’s heel and drew a blob of blood, I never wanted to punch a lady more in my life.
The moment that pin-dagger touched the tiny foot, my fist closed hard as a handball, but at the exact same moment my heart opened so wide so fast that I almost passed out from the onslaught of emotion. I suddenly had a feeling of compassion and protection so overwhelming for this brand-spanking-new little person that I literally couldn’t breathe.
And that let-me-throw-myself-on-a-hand-grenade-before-harm-comes-to-my-child feeling has never let up for a second…