Saturday, October 3, 2015

A New You

Children are unlike adults. Whereas adults have settled into a "sameness" of character, thought, behavior, and of being children do not. Children are in flux. The child that went to school this morning will not be the child that will return. New information and experiences are constantly molding and shaping them.  It is important to remember that. As every mini crisis your child faces can have long lasting consequences in how you help them address it. Show patience, understanding, and most of all love. Hold their hands. Show them the way.

That is what I realized this week. While over the few years I have been the same "Papi" you knew from day one you have not been the same child. A different child every day, my daughter nonetheless. Today I do not understand why you do the little things that you do which yesterday were not of interest. Tomorrow your favorite foods will change. Yesterday was challenging in your reactions to seemingly trivial home life occurrences. Hard to remember those days for me. Yet I must for your sake. As your development takes you in all sorts of directions I want to be an anchor,  a rock of support that you can always return to.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Love is Everything

This is the one thought that comes to mind whenever I am around you. My day could be the worst I have ever had and a smile from you and I am all better. You have an incredible knack for making my life better. I think I do the same for you. It is incredible that at your age you have already figured out that love is everything you need... everything else is just gravy.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Learning From You

Some days do not go entirely your way. Things happen in life. It is an inevitable fact. However, it is how we react to those days that begin to define the kind of people we are. I have learned that lesson because of you my precious. I learned that regardless of how stressful the day gets there is no reason to be in the gutter about it. You have an uncanny ability to make me smile regardless of what is happening! I am grateful for it too as it reminds me that there is always something to be happy about.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Light In Your Eyes

It is an interesting phenomenon to see your own reflection within your child. Day in and day out I recognize more of myself within you. I am excited because what I see is a future where father and daughter will be able to talk not because of blood ties... no... we will talk deep into the night because we see the world through similar angles. That we will share interests and passions. That we will be able to understand each other in ways that very few people get to experience. The more I get to know you the more I look forward to every conversation, moment, and experience that we share.