Six years ago today I was blessed with the birth of my daughter Angela. Renata and I have four children together but only one girl.
Angela was born on January 15 2006 at 9:48 in the morning; 3 days early.
She weighed in at 7 pounds 10 ounces and measured 18 inches in length.
I have a very busy life. A lot of that is by my own hand. I suppose I could do a little less and be around a little more. There is so much to do and see and there are so many ways to make a difference; so many examples to set both perfect and imperfect. I really believe that all of my kids are coming to understand this in their own ways.
Daddy has to work in the city but somehow he manages to get home most nights to spend a little time doing something with everyone.
There are nights that I am running in the door to change for a meeting and I kiss them all and run back out. They protest a little as they want me to stay but they understand in their own ways that there are things to do and responsibilities to bear.
They know that a sacrifice “tonight” means a benefit of an extra week away on vacation as a family or an additional “stay up late” night camped out on the living room floor watching cartoons or playing Twister.
Today however is your day Angela – other than putting a new battery in the minivan, it’s all about you.
To the movie birthday party with you and your friends from school and then later at home for cake with the family – it is all you little girl
Happy 6th birthday daughter; I will always remember, fondly, these days when you were a little girl no matter how old you get.
I love you – Daddy.