Sunday, June 19, 2005

Happy father's day!

I rememeber the day she was born.... I broke down and cried... I was so happy... I created this beautiful little girl... so tiny... so helpless... so dependent on me for everything... I had to step up... had to become something... I was no longer able to live off of life at the convience store. Anyway- The first year... I got a "real" job plus went to school full time... I was out of the house from around 5am and wouldn't get home till after 11pm Monday thru thurs... No school on Friday so actually got to pretend I was human- and the weekends I had off... I knew my little girl deserved more than what I used to be... that I had to step up and be the best daddy I could.... She's pretty spoiled... to the point that even she thinks she has too many toys. (That's mostly not my fault)... But she has a great head on her shoulders... She knows what is right... she knows God is there for her thru anything... I thought the divorce would screw her up... she bounces back and forth every week between my house and her mom's... She knows the rules are different in both places, and she knows what she can and can't get away with... she handles it better than I ever thought she could... She knows she is loved... My baby girl is 7 years old already... It freaks me out... I still see the little baby that depended on me for everything, and this big girl who can do everything for herself pops up.... I want to be the best daddy that I can- And I thank God for the chance... I love my little Angel... Happy Father's Day. Thank you God for giving me this opportunity... It changed my life... It made me a better person... I would not trade a moment of it for the world!

21 comments:

Helen said...

Happy Father's Day GM!
Peace.................

Texas_Ivy10 said...

Happy Father's Day to you Guppy! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Indigo said...

Happy Father's Day Guppy! Isn't it amazing being a parent? What a great tribute to your daughter.

Indigo said...

p.s. we have the too many toy thing going on over here too. I try to comb through and get rid of things, but I always get caught.

And Michele sent me. :-)

Angie said...

An awesome post. If only ALL fathers realized the same thing when their children are born. Happy Father's Day Guppyman! (even though I already told you over on BE) :)

"Weiner" said...

Happy Father's DAY! I love guppys!
Licks, Oliver

PresentStorm said...

Awwweee Baby that was beautiful :)

Zee said...

Hi Guppyman, Michele sent me! Happy Father's Day. I'd say your daughter is a pretty lucky little girl.

Shrinking Wop said...

Happy Father's Day Guppyman. By the way I love the line.

"I was no longer able to live off of life at the convience store."

Kevin said...

There's an old saying, I think, that goes "Man who wear heart on sleeve deserve Happy Father Day." Or it could be something I just made up.

Carmi said...

What a lovely entry! As the proud father of a seven-year-old girl, I found myself nodding my head as I read your words. We want to be the best we can. Everything else pales.

Happy Father's Day!

kenju said...

Happy Father's Day, Guppyman. There should be more Dad's like you out there!

Michele sent me this time.

Melissa said...

How sweet! You have a beautiful way of showing how much you love being a daddy.

Dawn said...

Happy Fathers Day! Hope you enjoy your day.

KnOizKi said...

Happy Father's Day guppy.

aka_monty said...

Hello Guppyman! Michele sent me just now.

What a lovely story about a lovely little girl and her wonderful daddy.

Happy Father's Day to you!

Ivy said...

Happy Fathers day Guppy!

-xtessa- said...

happy father's day, guppy! those are wondeful words...

Carmi said...

Hi Guppy. I'm back from Michele's...

...and this entry still rocks. Hope you had a great FD!

TrueJerseyGirl said...

Happy Father's Day, Guppy! What a great post.

janie q said...

happy father's day guppyman, that is an absolutely perfect post!