Friday, December 23, 2011

After a Long Day

Too early.

I wake up before you and your mother wake up; I always have. I get to see peace and tranquility in your faces before I head out to make a living. Unfortunately that means that I also don't get to see you when you first wake up in the morning. I miss out on hearing about what just dreamed about or what is the first thought that crosses your mind. Although you like to think that you are nothing like me the way we both are in the mornings says otherwise. Your mother is not a morning person, we on the other hand could talk up a storm before our eyelids fully open. It might not seem like much to some but I feel like I miss out on so much while I am at work.

Long hours.

Depending on the day I might have a lot of free time to think at work or I might not even have time to eat. I miss you dearly when I don't see you! It breaks my heart when I hear that you have been asking about me, saying that you miss me. I wish I could spend my days with you and that work was optional not a necessity. Life requires work. One day you will have to decide and figure out how to balance your family and work life. We work to facilitate life and not live to work. It is a lesson that some people do not learn early enough and spend years amassing material wealth and yet miss out on the priceless moments life has to offer.

The best part.

I love walking into our home and being greeted by my girls as I was yesterday. You latched on to me and would not let go. You were hell bent on having a tea party with me and were not letting go until I had that pink teacup in my hand. As I struggled to get out of my jacket with you clutching to my finger I felt the day's stress melting away. It didn't matter what had happened throughout my day, I was now in a world where worries did not exist. I love playing games with you, especially games that you come up with. Seeing you, interacting with you, listening to you talk, it's all a magical experience. I pray that more of my days end like last night did.