I’ve been away from the blog for awhile now. In that time, “life” happened. There are many stories to tell but some of them are more private than others. The subject of “These Eyes” went through a season no father would wish their child to go through. I’ll share the full story one day but for now, know that before she even entered the battle, I knew she would win. She’s got a determination like none I have ever seen. I’m so proud of her. I knew she would rise. Rise she did.
These eyes captured me the first time I saw them
These eyes ushered in being the father of a daughter for the first time
These eyes teach me about compassion, joy, sensitivity and courage
These eyes scan the room, the court, the gym to make sure I’m watching and approve
These eyes have seen me fail as a dad but extended grace over and over again
When these eyes lock mine, I melt
In these eyes I see so much potential and promise
These eyes are intelligent and silly and know how to balance both
These eyes welcome a stranger and make them a friend
These eyes are so similar to her mamas
These eyes can bring tears to mine with surprisingly little effort
These eyes will one day change the world
How do I know?
Because these eyes forever changed mine.
I love you Miss Em.