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Introduction

I am Bill Robertson, I am 52 years old and I am a First Time Dad.  

I will resist the temptation of going through my life story during this introduction. I am sure that over time I will bore you to death with tall tales, simple truths and pearls of wisdom garnered during my first 50+ years, while sharing my life as a first-time dad at 52.

In September 2015, my fiance, Lynn and I were having dinner with her middle son (she has three adult sons) and I shared that one of the biggest regrets of my life was not having children.

God must have been listening, because within a few weeks, Lynn leaned over in bed and said, “Guess what? … I’m pregnant.”

This was especially shocking, because Lynn was not supposed to be able to have babies anymore.  The factory was closed, or so we thought.

She shared this with me on October 24, 2015, the morning of her 46th birthday party and we essentially kept it a secret until Christmas Eve, when we told my family. Most of her family found out on Christmas Day.

When we told my mother, she told us that my grandfather was 52 when she was born and that her brother Bill (my namesake) had his first and only child at 52. So, it appears that I am following a family tradition.

Since then, I have been kicking around the idea of writing a blog about being a first-time dad at 52. Of course, like all bloggers, I wondered if anyone would benefit from my ramblings, find it a bit self-serving or even care one way or another.

Obviously, I have decided to forge ahead anyway and I hope that through my joy, pain, successes, failures, sleepless nights, breathless moments, anxiety attacks, heartwarming tales and more that we can all learn something together.

Ultimately, the goal is to spend more time with my son Daniel and share our life, in the hope that others can learn as I learn, laugh as we laugh, cry when we cry and smile as we smile.
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
Welcome Emerald Level Patron.  We appreciate your support.

We believe that each Emerald Patron  ($1 a month) represents a symbolic dropping of a pebble into a calm lake.  The ripples continue affecting all of the water around.

We will accept your contribution and hopefully make an impact on those who we touch with our stories, insights and experiences.


Pledge $2 or more per month
Welcome Ruby Level Patrons.  

This is the double your pleasure double your fun Patron.

Lynn, Daniel and I appreciate all of those who support our mission.

We will honor your belief in our project by being true to our mission of sharing our life and experience in a positive manner.


Pledge $5 or more per month
Welcome Silver Level Patrons.

Your belief in our mission is expressed in your level of support. Thank you!

We will make you an honorary cousin!  
  • DJ will give you a birthday shout out on our Facebook page.

You will have access to Silver Level only content.



Pledge $10 or more per month
Welcome Gold Level Patrons.

Your belief in our mission is expressed in your level of support.  Thank you!

You are an honorary aunt or uncle! 
  • DJ will send you a birthday card in the mail 
  • DJ will give you a special birthday shout our on our Facebook page.

You will have access to Gold Level only posts.


Pledge $20 or more per month
Welcome Platinum Level Patron

Your belief in our mission is expressed in your level of support.

You are an honorary big brother or sister!
  • DJ will send you a birthday card in the mail 
  • DJ will give you a special birthday shout out on our Facebook page.

You will have access to Platinum Level only posts.

Pledge $25 or more per month
Welcome Diamond Level Patron

Your belief in our mission is expressed in your level of support.

You are considered family!  
  • DJ will send you a birthday card in the mail 
  • DJ will give you a special birthday shout out on our Facebook page.
  • We will take a picture of DJ holding a sign thanking you for your support and we will post it on our Facebook page.
You will have access to Diamond Level only posts.


Pledge $50 or more per month
Want more???

I want to hear from you ... what kind of rewards would you like.

I can't name DJ after you, it is too late!!!

However, we could name one of DJ's stuffed animals after you!

I'm just not sure, so I'd love to hear your thoughts.
Goals
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Once we reach this goal, I will be able to dedicate my life to focus on Daniel, Lynn and writing.

I will publish a First Time Dad at 52 book, DJ Meets the World and "Do As I Say, Not As I Did!"

We will continue to deliver insightful content on a regular basis.  

We will share our life and experiences with all or our Patrons.
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Introduction

I am Bill Robertson, I am 52 years old and I am a First Time Dad.  

I will resist the temptation of going through my life story during this introduction. I am sure that over time I will bore you to death with tall tales, simple truths and pearls of wisdom garnered during my first 50+ years, while sharing my life as a first-time dad at 52.

In September 2015, my fiance, Lynn and I were having dinner with her middle son (she has three adult sons) and I shared that one of the biggest regrets of my life was not having children.

God must have been listening, because within a few weeks, Lynn leaned over in bed and said, “Guess what? … I’m pregnant.”

This was especially shocking, because Lynn was not supposed to be able to have babies anymore.  The factory was closed, or so we thought.

She shared this with me on October 24, 2015, the morning of her 46th birthday party and we essentially kept it a secret until Christmas Eve, when we told my family. Most of her family found out on Christmas Day.

When we told my mother, she told us that my grandfather was 52 when she was born and that her brother Bill (my namesake) had his first and only child at 52. So, it appears that I am following a family tradition.

Since then, I have been kicking around the idea of writing a blog about being a first-time dad at 52. Of course, like all bloggers, I wondered if anyone would benefit from my ramblings, find it a bit self-serving or even care one way or another.

Obviously, I have decided to forge ahead anyway and I hope that through my joy, pain, successes, failures, sleepless nights, breathless moments, anxiety attacks, heartwarming tales and more that we can all learn something together.

Ultimately, the goal is to spend more time with my son Daniel and share our life, in the hope that others can learn as I learn, laugh as we laugh, cry when we cry and smile as we smile.

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
Welcome Emerald Level Patron.  We appreciate your support.

We believe that each Emerald Patron  ($1 a month) represents a symbolic dropping of a pebble into a calm lake.  The ripples continue affecting all of the water around.

We will accept your contribution and hopefully make an impact on those who we touch with our stories, insights and experiences.


Pledge $2 or more per month
Welcome Ruby Level Patrons.  

This is the double your pleasure double your fun Patron.

Lynn, Daniel and I appreciate all of those who support our mission.

We will honor your belief in our project by being true to our mission of sharing our life and experience in a positive manner.


Pledge $5 or more per month
Welcome Silver Level Patrons.

Your belief in our mission is expressed in your level of support. Thank you!

We will make you an honorary cousin!  
  • DJ will give you a birthday shout out on our Facebook page.

You will have access to Silver Level only content.



Pledge $10 or more per month
Welcome Gold Level Patrons.

Your belief in our mission is expressed in your level of support.  Thank you!

You are an honorary aunt or uncle! 
  • DJ will send you a birthday card in the mail 
  • DJ will give you a special birthday shout our on our Facebook page.

You will have access to Gold Level only posts.


Pledge $20 or more per month
Welcome Platinum Level Patron

Your belief in our mission is expressed in your level of support.

You are an honorary big brother or sister!
  • DJ will send you a birthday card in the mail 
  • DJ will give you a special birthday shout out on our Facebook page.

You will have access to Platinum Level only posts.

Pledge $25 or more per month
Welcome Diamond Level Patron

Your belief in our mission is expressed in your level of support.

You are considered family!  
  • DJ will send you a birthday card in the mail 
  • DJ will give you a special birthday shout out on our Facebook page.
  • We will take a picture of DJ holding a sign thanking you for your support and we will post it on our Facebook page.
You will have access to Diamond Level only posts.


Pledge $50 or more per month
Want more???

I want to hear from you ... what kind of rewards would you like.

I can't name DJ after you, it is too late!!!

However, we could name one of DJ's stuffed animals after you!

I'm just not sure, so I'd love to hear your thoughts.