Aaliyah’s childhood friend, George has moved next door to us and we cannot be happier. The other good news was that they have just adopted their first child, a 3 year old beautiful little girl called Chloe. We helped them set up their new home, just two houses down from us. Last weekend, they threw a housewarming party with a barbecue, welcoming summer in style.
They were welcomed to the neighborhood with a bunch of gifts and it was a lovely affair. The highlight for me was a pleasant chat I shared with George as we were enjoying our delicious meal.
I was wondering what it felt like becoming a new father and he said that it was the best feeling in the world. They had been trying for so long, and were finally blessed with a beautiful girl, and he couldn’t ask for more. In such a short span she had become an integral part of our family. He couldn’t wait to experience the world with Chloe.
He went on to say that he loved being woken up by her sweet cries and welcomed home by her warm embracing hugs every day. He loved playing with her or watching silly cartoon shows on TV and it was still a sweet surprise when she called him ‘dad’.
He knew the sort of dad he wanted to be to Chloe. The father that always stood in the front row while she performed on stage or played a ball game, cheering and applauding the loudest.
When asked what he disliked, he said the only thing he disliked was being away from her. He can’t imagine what it will feel like when she is ready to leave for college. But, no matter where she was, he always wanted her to remember that even if she stumbled, he would be there to help her up.
It gave me so much joy to see the twinkle in his eyes as he said those things to me. I saw how happy and safe Chloe looked in her father’s arms. It really touched my heart.
With Father’s Day around the corner, it felt so good to be able to experience this relationship between father and daughter. A father’s love is truly infinite. It is not necessary for blood to form a relationship, it’s the bond that occupies, fills a father’s position in a child’s life.
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! Hope you are pampered by your children today and always!
Here are a few loving messages shared by sons and daughters that will surely light up your heart: