My Princess

Lia with Ball

Lia, there are times when I look into your eyes and I see the world ahead of you. I wish so bad that the world would stay as innocent and pure as you see it now. Unfortunately, all I can do is shield you from the bad as much as I can. Over the past 10 years I had often heard the phrase “Who wants to bring a kid into this world?” I was never one to question that because I believed the lord blesses each family with a child regardless of what’s going on in the world. It is then up to the parents to raise them to the best of their abilities in a loving environment.

I will admit that I was afraid of having you because I was still a child myself up until the day you were born. I may still be a kid at heart and we have a lot of growing up to do together as I watch you transform into a young woman. I look forward to embarrassing you by trying to do the popular dance that everyone your age will be doing which should be a sight to see because I can’t even do the dances that are popular today. Of course you will probably roll your eyes and just say “that’s my goofy father” to your friends, but I’m sure you will still love me just the same.

I’m looking forward to a lifetime of memories we will create together and since we are both capricorns I am sure we will have a lot in common and share similar interests. I’m excited about you hopefully wanting to learn the piano as it is one of my favorite instruments to listen to. As each month passes we grow together and even though you can’t speak we are on the same page in our minds. I’m so proud to call you my daughter and I love you with all of my heart and soul. Sleep fast my precious, as I will see you soon.

What dreams may come

Frozen face

I see you on a regular basis, you are always on my mind, and our time together is never taken for granted. Strangely, I do not find you among my dreams when I go to bed at night. I would think that as much love as I have for you, that you would have some sort of cameo role in my dreams. I wonder if I am in your dreams at all or if you even dream at all at your age. I would guess that you do, but I will never know for sure.

Seeing you grow each and every day makes me slow down and enjoy our time together. You have recently picked up this eye and mouth squint that was very hard to capture on film since I could never get you to do it on command. I was lucky enough to snap it off while at my computer desk the other night. Good thing my mother was not around to to let you know that “your face will freeze like that” if you kept on doing it.

Well never fear Lia, all the little things your grandparents or parents for that matter tell you, just smile and tuck them away for future use as I have done. It’s such a pleasure to call my parents at 3:00 in the morning to let them know every light in my house is on, and I am standing in front of the refrigerator with the door wide open for minutes at a time. Oh, and dad… to answer your question, I wasn’t born in a barn and if I want to air condition the “whole GD neighborhood” that is my own business.