Sunday, March 3, 2013

Dad's little girl turns 3

Happy Birthday to Daddy's favorite little girl.

I usually make it a point to avoid blogging as much as possible.  I leave it up to Megan to take care of it and I must admit she does a really good job. 

I wanted to mark this special occasion for a special someone in my life.  That someone just so happens to be my incredible daughter.  She truly is a light in my life.  I love her quirky smile.  Just tonight as I was telling her stories in bed she said, "Dad you are the best dad in the world."  It's things like that, that melt ones heart.  It's times like these that you realize that all of the tantrums and sleepless night are worth it. 

It is an extremely empowering yet daunting feeling to know that someone so innocent and naive is completely dependent on you.  To realize that you contributed to making her be who she is.  To know that she is a literal part of you.  Better not screw it up!

I enjoy spending time at home and with my little family.  I don't feel that putting in tons of hours for some extra money is "worth it."  To me what is "worth it" is being there.  I'm not perfect by any means.  I spend probably more time on my computer than I should.  Sometimes after putting Scarlett to bed for the 12th time that night, I'm short with her and put her back in bed refusing to tuck her in yet again.

I've enjoyed these 3 years of her little life.  From the first time I met her, as the doctors were tending to Megan, I sat in the little rocking chair and cried.  I was terrified.  How could something so small and fragile look to me for guidance and protection?  It was that moment that parenthood became real.  Having a child growing in mom's belly isn't the same as holding the little one in your arms.  Watching as she snuggles up into you.

She didn't stay little for very long.  From day one she's always been very alert and inquisitive.  She was always looking around and watching.  I remember when the pediatrician came in he was surprised at how awake and alert she was.  The newborn photographer took pictures of her and she was the only one on their website with eyes open.

She's always been very independent and strong headed.  I guess she gets that from her mom.  Meg's always been a great example and is fairly strong headed in her ways. Love you babe!

Scarlett has always had a big heart.  She is very observant and can read people's feelings very well.  She'll come up to you and say "are you sad?"  As she gets older she's constantly looking for ways to help others even her little brother on occasion.  I was at church today and asking one of her nursery leaders how she really is in the room when we aren't there.  The leader said that she's actually really good.  There is a child in the nursery that can be a little mean taking toys from kids.  The teacher says that Scarlett is the peacemaker of the group and tells that other child off and try's to protect the others.  That really makes me happy and proud.  One of my goals in life is to be the peacemaker.  I would love it if my daughter took upon herself that noble cause.

I love her hugs and smiles.  She has the incredible ability to just lighten your mood no matter how stressed or tired or angry.  She can just come up and put her little hand on your knee and smile at you expecting a smile back.  Not much can beat that. 

I'm such a proud dad.  I'm so very blessed and grateful for all that I have.  Thanks to everyone who has helped along the way. 



1 comment:

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