Mark Thompson

Why I Feel Unworthy to Father My Child

(photo by Lewis H. Ellsworth, Wikimedia Commons)
Very shortly, I will be a father. The only problem is, I don’t think I’m up to it. My partner has made the jump, but I’m unsure how.   It’s three months to go. My partner and mom-to-be beams at me. I smile back. Last month it seemed far away, I could handle four months. But not three. It’s not that I don’t want our kid. It’s a blessing, ... Read the full article
Mark Thompson

Mark Thompson lives in regional NSW working by day in an accounting firm, and by night lives and breathes being a food and wine snob. He hopes to one day be a food critic or at the very least, meet Maggie Beer.

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