It is a day that so many wished for me besides myself. It is the day that three people very near and dear to me had prayed would happen. They were three very powerful wishes and three very powerful miracles that came true and none of them are here to witness God indeed did listen to their unanswered prayers. My dad, my grandmother, and grandfather are smiling from up above. What they most wanted for us is what today became a reality.
Needless to say, today is the happiest day of my life. I became a Dad. The fruit of the love my wife and I share for each other. A tremendous honor and privilege for which I am forever grateful to God for giving us this opportunity to raise a child with the love we have been given and the love we have for each other.
The look my daughter had upon meeting me made freeze that moment in time. For a moment, I saw life in its purest form. I went from feeling love to seeing it. The meeting was one I will take with me forever. It was magic. It had me in awe.
Today was uneventful. No parties or barbecues or get togethers. It was just my wife and daughter at home enjoying each other and doing what we do these days: learn to get into the rhythm of our new lifestyle. Changing diapers, feeding, cleaning, touching, and cuddling with our princess Victoria.
It was a day that I couldn't have asked for more. It was just perfect.
I woke up with tears in my eyes. Knowing that the day I longed for so long was finally here. I felt a tremendous sense of fulfillment, pride, and insurmountable love for someone I just met seven days ago. She was the living representation I have for my wife (my first miracle).
I woke up with tears because as I opened my eyes first thing in the morning, I saw the tranquility of my two ladies sleeping by my side. And thinking to myself how very blessed I have become. While thinking if those up above had anything to do with my current happiness and blessings. God knows we have several champions in heaven whom have been rooting for us for a long time. I wondered if God finally threw in the towel at all the nagging and said enough already. Let's get Victoria down there now.
I woke up quite emotional. Got it. But what sealed the deal was seeing a beautiful flipagram which my wife had posted on facebook as a tribute to this rookie dad. It was a short video of photos set to music. Of course it was set to the Butterfly Kisses song. Just perfect of course. So symbolic on so many levels. I have been giving Victoria butterfly kisses for seven days now and probably will until the day God calls me.
For now, I end this day with this song in my head and again, thank our creator for allowing Victoria to be in our life's journey. One that I know will not be easy. But one I have prepared a lifetime for. With my wife by my side, we have both told each other there is nothing we can't do.
We remain on cloud 7!