Sunday, November 27, 2011

Time with You

Amazing.

That describes every moment that I spend with you. You're an interesting kid full of energy and excitement. Whether we are watching a movie together (Astro Boy seems to be one of our favorites as of late) to playing hide and seek I can't help but feel elated. If salt is the spice that makes food go from bland to savory then you are the salt to my life. It takes a special person to wake me up at 5 AM to get tissues and for me not to be upset about having my sleep interrupted. I enjoy reading with you, watching you learn. The look on your face when you learn something is priceless.

Since I can't stop time.

Time is unforgiving and stubborn. It goes forward whether or not we are ready to continue in that direction. I try to take in every moment, every memory, every experience and enjoy it because I know that before I am ready you will be waving goodbye on your way off to college. Your mother and I talk about just how much you change month to month, week to week, it is scary how fast you are growing. Seeing you now it's like having a preview of whom you will eventually become and it is fascinating.

Thankful.

I am happy to be able to spend so much time with you, to be able to see you grow. The last few months have kept me at work longer than before so I don't see you as much. I promise to make the best of every little bit of time we spend together. I have seen too many father's miss out on the best experiences with their kids because they get caught up in their careers, womanizing, selfish dreams or plain stupidity. I promise I will not become of them. I want to be there with you at every step of your journey so that we may be able to look back with smiles on our faces as we reminisce.

A saying that's wrong.

People try to compare time to money, the popular expression is "time is money". It is their attempt to show how valuable time is. I prefer to think as time is more than money. I can lose a dollar and not fret over it because I can work and make it back. Can anyone say the same about a minute? a moment? Time is our most valuable gift. I will give you all of mine and hope that you can spare some of yours in return.