Having led a care-free existence since birth, I always assumed that kids were for everyone else. While skilled in the art of making said creatures, I never settled on the idea of having my own. Occasionally I would have the thoughts, but never really had the partner I thought would be compatible enough to attempt on that epic journey.
Just shy of five years ago, I met a young lady that would change my life, reel me in and make me the happiest I’ve ever been. In that time we’ve made not one, but two of the little creatures referenced above. We’ve been through good times, scary times, joyful times and just daily life times, all of those times I cherish.
What is so amazing to me, is what appears to a single man to be a complete upheaval of everything you consider normal in your life with the introduction of a child, is just that. It is an upheaval, a madness, things completely new, but as it turns out, most of what was filling your time before was nothing more than empty fluff. The true joy of life the people we choose to surround ourselves with. It is watching my baby girl turn two today. A little girl whom I struggle to say no to, a little girl whom I wasn’t sure I could handle two years ago, a little girl who holds every piece of my heart in her devilish little hands. This is life, and it is good.
While being father does not define my existence, it complete me. It has made me a better man, a better friend, and a better partner. Thank you Natalie for accompanying me into the next level of adulthood. I can’t wait to grow old with you to see what our little creatures have in store for us next. Thank you Matias for all that you have and will teach me. Thank you Anna for spicing up our lives just a little more than we expected.