A friend once told me that “you really don’t know what love is until you have kids”. I now agree, but would change that to “you don’t know how much you can love until you have kids”.
After my first daughter was born, I could not believe I how much I loved her. When we were expecting our second daughter, I was so worried because I was afraid I would not love her as much as my first – how could I ever feel as strong for somebody as my first daughter? But then our second daughter was born, and what I was unprepared for was that your ability to love just increases – the amount of love I had to give just doubled.
I cannot imagine life without my girls, no matter how tough life gets, I just have to look at them and it puts things in perspective, my whole outlook on life changed. How can I complain when I have such amazing kids. They bring so much joy to my life, just watching them together like best friends brings a smile to my face.
I once told another friend that “the happiest day of their life will be the saddest day of mine” – “the day they get married”. On this day they will have another man in their life. Even though I would be the first man they loved, they would now have a husband and won’t need me to take care of them anymore – if only they did not have to grow up so fast. Because of this, I try to appreciate every moment with them, to cherish and enjoy, as time is flying by too fast …