Being a Dad part 6: Teenage

March 30, 2013 at 11:43 pm (Uncategorized)

Huh? That went by quickly. My eldest turned 13 today.

Seems like only yesterday we made that terrifying trip to the hospital. Admitted. Birthing suite. Injections. Labour. Delivery. Daughter. Born 3:12 AM. Joy.

Coming back later, telling nurse, “I’m here to see my…daughter.” Words in mouth, in ears for the first time. Holding. Weeping. Humbled. Apologizing.

First change. Rocking child to sleep. Tears, fears. Steep learning curves.

Daycare. Tears. Hers and mine.

Kindergarten. School. So proud. Never more than today.

How quickly it goes by; how much I left out. To be a parent is to be slightly crazy. You can’t escape it. And our children never notice until they are parents.

Happy birthday sweetie.

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