Thursday, December 11, 2014

By Example

Leading is done by example. Do something and show others how it is done. Those that see the value in what you do will follow in your footsteps. I can tell you a million things and it will mean nothing if what I do does not reflect my words. I do my very best to make sure that what I say and do are aligned so that you have a shining example of how life is to be lived.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A Friend

You are so darn cool. I can already see the makings of an adult that I would want to be friends with. Friends are people whom you choose you allow into your life. A person whom you seek out when you haven't heard from them in a while . Someone who is always there to tell it like it is. A person that will always be your friend no matter how much time has passed. I look forward to being able to tell you that you are my friend. 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Creating Moments

We do not always remember the exact dates of a lot of events in our lives. What we do remember is the moments that are created as we live life. The emotions and memories created we carry with us for a lifetime. As time passes some fade and become a part of a long forgotten past. I hope that this picture captures a bit of the summer memories that we are making and that you will carry it with you forever.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

7 Years

I could tell you that time flies or that before we know it another seven years will have passed. That is what fathers are supposed to tell their daughters. I, however, will not tell you that. Time is not flying and it will not be another seven years before I know it. See, to me time actually slows down in your company. Moments are created that will forever be with me and that I will cherish for an eternity. This is a day to celebrate life and rejoice that you are my daughter and I am your father. There are so many things that I can remember about the last seven years that bring joy to my heart: first laying eyes on you, the first time I held you, the first time you said "papi", your first steps, your first day of school... So many firsts... Seconds, and thirds too! One thing amongst it all make me the most happy--your smile. It is a ray of sunshine to my cloudy mornings and the calm of my stormy nights. You are God's gift to me. I pray you can one day feel the same way about me. I love you baby!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

My Turn to Blush

Today it was my turn to blush. It is usually me doing all the happy bragging about how awesome you are and the many things that you have accomplished. Today it was your turn to do the bragging. As soon as you walked in to class you were excited to tell your teacher that Saturday it was your father's graduation. It felt incredible to hear the excitement in your voice because of what I accomplished. That sound motivates me to aspire to do more! I want you to be as proud of me and my accomplishments as I am of yours. I want you to be proud of your parents and what they do. I hope that this is just one more of the many graduations and accomplishments that we will have under our belts as a family. Thank you for making me feel like a kid. 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

I Love You Jam

I cannot open my arms far and wide enough to show you just how much I love you baby. You mean the world to me and I cannot imagine what this world would be like to me if you had never came into my life. You are the sweetest and funniest six year old I have ever met. It is a blessing to spend time with you. 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

FaceTime

Technology is a wonderful thing when it can bring us together when we are apart. Although you have had access to it for a while it has not been something that you have saw much of a need for. In the last few months we have grown increasingly close; fact that makes me the luckiest, and happiest father on Earth. We have spent a ton of time together and shared some wonderful memories. As time has gone by I have noticed a change in your view of me. I have noticed that you are more attached and interested in spending time with me. My absence for prolonged periods of times, even when it is only due to work, seems to bother you. In the last week you have decided to something about missing me. I recall being in the middle of my Marketing class and feeling my phone vibrate. As i pulled it from my pocket I saw your face splashed on my screen as it signaled me that you had initiated a FaceTime call with me. It was the first time that you had attempted to video chat with me because you missed me. The reason why shall remain between us but I was touched nonetheless. Since then you have reached out to me when you have felt that you wanted to see me and I was not yet home. It might appear to be a simple and even inconsequential thing to so many and yet to me it means the world. It means that my unconditional love is not unrequited. It means that our bond grows stronger with each passing day. It means that you are beginning to miss me as much as miss you day to day. I foresee us becoming best of friends and I am giddy with excitement as a result.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Cuddle Time

As adults we sometimes have so many things to worry about. Luckily as a kid you have none of these worries. I am grateful to have you in my life to help me forget my worries. I have to admit that I look forward to our morning cuddle time. Those few minutes with you the world, with all it's worries, simply melts away. There are days that I wake up stressed with all the things that I have before me. It is during our morning cuddle time that I realize that there is nothing to worry about. Thank you for helping me start my days on the right foot even when the world is not cooperating with me 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Dealing with Unpleasantries

Life is not always perfect and things do not always work out as we want them to. It is one of the most difficult things to accept when one does everything right, as we are supposed to, and the results are not what we expect them to. It is how we react at that moment that defines the kind of person we are. 

Difficult times and the unexpected shines a bright light into who we really are. It is important to be aware of that so that when difficult times come your way you will: one, know how to deal with things. Two, understand what the behavior of others mean. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

These Moments

I'm lucky enough to be able to see you each and every day. There are many parents who are not as lucky. You are one of the biggest reasons why I could never allow myself to be down about life. Every morning I get to see your dimply-smile. Every night I get to whisper "buenas noches, y que Dios te bendiga". Not everyone is as lucky as me. I cannot record every moment and I will probably forget a lot more than I will ever be able to remember. Either way it does not matter. I lived these moments with you. I held you in arms as a baby. I read to you as a toddler. I was there when you first read Cat in the Hat for the very first time alone. I get to enjoy our morning "chit-chat" sessions. I was there when you built your first Lego set. I can go on for days! I might forget the details and yet I will always remember the joy I felt because you are in my life. 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Winter Fun


I feel trapped in the house and the incessant cold I feel outside is not my idea of fun. That is not say that I have to clean the snow off the car, shovel until my back feels like it is going to break. No, I am not fond of snow. However, seeing just how much fun you have in it I cannot help but smile and join in. This is one of our snowball fights--love the cat-like reflexes!