Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

It really is true

This morning on the way out the door to work I stopped by The Girl’s room. Today was her first day of summer school. I gave her the usual advice: “Stay focused, ask lots of questions, and socialize outside of the classroom.”

She walked over to me and said, “A few weeks ago I wrote a promise to give you a hug and a kiss every day. I forgot. I’m sorry.” And with that we embraced. I kissed her on the forehead, looked into her eyes, told her how much I love her, and that I would always be there for her.

I turned and headed for the garage. As I padded down the hallway, tears welled up in my eyes. By the time I got to the garage, they were running down my face. The feeling was indescribable. The best I can do is say that it was pure joy – Nothing else mattered in the world but that little girl, her love for me, and my love for her. Nothing.


Shelley said...

The feeling will always be there, no matter what happens. Don't forget the hug & kiss Dad, even if she does. She will always have those memories, too.

Bunny ~N~ Early said...

That's awesome you two are so close. Ya done good.

Arlene said...

She's so pretty!!! Sounds like a good girl too :-)

jules said...

Ahhhhhhh.....you're gonna make me cry. Especially since I can't hug my own at the moment.

Webmiztris said...

awwww! she is absolutely beautiful, carlos. :)

robin said...

What a pussy!!!

Nooooooooooo! How sweet! Girls and their daddys are supposed to have strong bonds! You have done good! She is so pretty!

We love our daddy like that also!

Whats going on Carlitos!~

Sheila said...

You have two great kids and they have great parents.

I know you are counting your blessings.

Margaret said...

Awesome, I got chills after reading this. Keep up the good work.

I'm going to have to adopt you as my surrogate Dad. =O)

(Okay, okay. Big Brother.)

Boobless Brigade Master said...

Incredible post.