For All These Things

How can it be 26 years ago this week?  I remember those days in a blur, yet like they were just last week.

My baby girl turned 26 earlier this week.

I don’t think I tell her often enough how thankful I am that she’s in my life.  Without her I never would have entered into one of the two best jobs I’ve ever had.  Father (the other is husband).  She allowed me to be the father to an amazing baby, little girl, teenager and young woman.  All those things came true at least in part despite me.  I have loved every minute of it.  Even the hard, confusing, angry moments.  At the time I hated most of those but I wouldn’t give them up.

My life would be different in so many ways if she hadn’t been there.  So different and so much the less without her.

This week I am thankful for –

The privilege of being part of her life,

The wonderful things I never would have discovered without her,

The inspiration she has been for me and continues to be.

For that I am truly thankful.


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