Welcome to the world, Lennox and Phoenix!
Last week, I became a father for the fourth and fifth time. Adrienne and I welcomed our two new sons, Lennox and Phoenix, into this world.
What it means to be a father is difficult to put into words. And what it means to become a father of twins is even harder to describe. In the moment that they were born, it was very overwhelming. I learned right off the bat what having twins is going to mean. As the doctors checked on them, I was moving between the two babies and my wife to make sure they were all okay.
The delivery went well, but my journey had just begun. Right after the initial checks, the medical staff took the boys to the NICU to monitor them because they were born a little early. I had to leave my wife and go with them to make sure everything went smoothly. After a few hours, everyone was doing well and resting. I don’t know how long I was up walking around the hospital and checking on everyone, but when I finally sat down, I was exhausted. It was truly a whirlwind of activity.
Having two kids at one time is an extraordinary experience—awesome in every sense of the word. I thought I had been through everything with the births of my other kids, but this time around was undeniably unique. Adding two more boys to the family gives me such an enormous feeling of pride. I always took my family name very seriously because I wanted to pass along the pride felt throughout my whole family in being a Bosh. That’s something I want to instill in my boys—to be proud of their name, to be proud of where they’re from and the members of our family.
When I was younger, I would have never imagined that I would have five children. It’s kind of amazing thinking about it now because it makes me realize how far I’ve come and how much I’ve grown as a person and as a man. The immense responsibility of raising young children—caring for them and helping them grow to be generous, loving, successful people—makes me really focus on what I’m doing to protect and provide for them. It also puts things into perspective for me. I see what’s truly important—the love of family and the incredible opportunity to raise these children with my wife by my side.
Our family has grown by two, and I’m extremely happy and excited to (quite literally!) have a full house!