The Best Part of Being a Father

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Sleeping Beauty

It doesn't matter if it's three o'clock in the afternoon or three o'clock in the morning, whenever my 7-month-old daughter falls asleep on my chest, I can't help but feel a complete sense of awe at what I helped create. -- Stephen, Fishers, Indiana

Giggle Girl

The best part of being a father is hearing my baby laugh when I tickle her. Her big and hearty chuckle just warms my heart! -- Clint, Tooele, Utah

Happy Days

Each night when I get home from work, my 2-year-old son runs to greet me with a big hug and kiss. No matter how bad a day I've had, his reception always makes me feel better. -- John, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania

Sweet Silence

Each morning after I wake, I pick up my 7-month-old son and, before we do anything, I hug him for a full minute in complete silence. This intimate time we share each day is sacred and one of my favorite parts of being his dad. -- Frank, Omaha, Nebraska

Originally published in American Baby magazine, June 2005.

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