As many of you know already, my wife and I had a beautiful baby girl back in January of this year. There are so many things one can write about the awesome experience of having a child, but something I think I rarely seen written is how much of yourself you see in them. I’m not talking physically, but personality and the emotions that lay within. I have seen hundreds of babies before, but having your own is different. When I look into her eyes it’s like looking back in time at myself when I was her age. It reminds me of how I looked up to my parents for protection, security, and love. Now she is looking to me for the same thing. I know that all babies do this, but again, it’s not something you having any feelings for until you have your own. At least that’s how it was for me.
The way she smiles at me the first thing in the morning just because she is happy to see me again makes my heart melt. Earlier this week I came home and and May was still awake. I went over to her bed and said hello. She smiled and then made her cute face for when she is thinking about what she is about to say. She then baby talked to me in what seemed like was her telling me about all the things her and my wife did together. She seemed really proud of herself. In moments like that you forget all the bad and negative things that happened in your day and are brought into her world where only love and appreciation exists. It’s very refreshing and makes you feel as if this world isn’t such a bad place after all.
What’s the point of all this? Nothing really at all, but for me it has has answered the life long question of “what is the point of life.” It’s as simple as having somebody else that needs you and you being there for them.