Been gone for quite a while, I know. Been busy. It is the Year of the Dragon and I'm a Dragon so whadaya expect?! I'll let you judge: Finally finalized a rather serious...situation. [Vague I know but gotta leave it that way for now. Sorry.] Got married. Had a baby. Well, my wife had the baby, I just helped make her. Graduated from Fordham University. Bachelor's degree. Quit one job and started another. Raising the baby.
SO...whadaya think? Busy year so far?
I love being a father. I love being a husband. These are the things I've wanted since I was very young. I remember thinking when I was about 10 or so that I wanted a family of my own. Wife, children and that's it. What job I was going to have was inconsequential to me. My parents weren't together. I wanted them to be. I remember questioning them when I was very young. I do not remember the answers I was given then. As an adult I have the the real answers now. I craved for what I didn't have then, a complete family. As in the unit. Mother, father, children. I have that now, at least I have a child not children, and I am happy about it. It is an adjustment though. I started this family thing a bit later than I planned. Not for lack of trying though. My first go round was approximately 12 years ago, the last Year of the Dragon. Didn't quite work out. I'm glad it didn't and not glad at the same time. Not glad because I truly did love the woman I was trying to have a child with at the time and I think she would have been a great mother. Of course I am very glad because I have a wonderful wife who is an even more wonderful mother to the most precious and beautiful creature I have ever witnessed on this planet. Talea is magic, pure and simple. People stop in their tracks when we go out just to stare at her. This has happened more than once. My wife's doctor actually called her a "perfect human specimen". How awesome is that?! I haven't felt as much happiness from the presence of another human since my sister was born! [That's another story I have to jot down here soon. Especially since I just mentioned it. ;-)] I mentioned Talea in my other blog a few months ago. It was in relation to a writing class I was taking. My daughter helped me graduate college! How awesome is that!
[Started this two days ago and now I've lost my train of thought. I wanted to finish it but the zone I was in is gone. Oh well. I'll just start writing and see what happens.]
Talea is growing so fast! It's been roughly seven months and the kid is trying to speak and run already! Actually she's been trying to do those things almost since she was born. She's so smart and intelligent. When I get home her face lights up with an excited smile and my day instantly becomes better. There is no better feeling than my daughter bouncing up and down in excitement 'cause she sees me. I really have to get on with improving myself in all the areas I need to so that I can not only teach her what she needs but be a great example as well. Call me crazy if you want but my goal is to raise my daughter to be a Jedi Warrior Queen. Her mother is smart and very intelligent, I'm pretty smart and kind of intelligent, so, I think Talea is on a good path with us so far. Her mother has a gift for language so Talea is already hearing French, Korean, and Spanish along with English. She is also learning sign language as well.
[Another break of a few days. Man I need to make a schedule and stick to it!]
Talea is nearly walking, crawling around, already climbing on and off things, and generally on the edge of becoming a heart attack inducer for her parents. I'm going to post this now before another few days pass by. (I slacked off way too much this month. I took a break from facebook for a month and the month is almost up. I need to step up my writing game something fierce.) Stay cool until next time.
edit: I also moved to a bigger apartment this year. How'd I forget that?!
Oh, and here's the wee magic wolf cub!