Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Love Power!

A remarkable thing happened this past week. My daughter, all of 20 months, proclaimed, "Daddy, I Love You!". Let me put this into context though, she probably was in the middle of singing the "Wheels on the Bus" and telling us, as she often does that "Ellie, No Eyes" (Our Basset Hound had glaucoma when she was very young and had her eyes removed).

Despite the fact that she probably couldn't really fathom what it was she was saying, she did say, distinctly, that she does indeed love her daddy, and as a father, there isn't anything I can think of that could have made me happier or prouder to be her daddy than that. Somehow, in her growing brain, most likely right alongside the lyrics to Baby Beluga, that little girl knows that she has a father and that she loves him almost as much as she loves her mama.

I can't do justice, in words, to how I felt when I heard her say it. It wasn't something I'd felt before. I think the best way to describe it is to say that I felt connected.

In this one relationship in my life, i knew exactly where i stood, and where she stood, where I'll always stand.


1 comment:

Avery Gray said...

That's beautiful, and so is she.