Sunday, April 19, 2009

Me and D


Thursday I was driving my 3 year-old son to school and it was amazing.
He was in the backseat talking and talking and talking about everything from the fire engine driving down the street to "his song" that came on the radio. He has thoughts, opinions, likes, dislikes, and QUESTIONS. So many questions. LOL! He is a blank slate just craving knowledge and answers. I realize how important it is to instill the right values in your children and teach them right from wrong, and the right way to do things.

My first tight end coach Alfredo Roberts said he teaches his kids, "There's no right way to do the wrong thing, and there's no wrong way to do the right thing". That stuck with me and I believe it fully.
The last few days I have been taken back and in awe because the most mind blowing sight is watching your child grow. I don't know if this has happened to other fathers like it happened to me yesterday. I had an "epiphanous experience of pure religiousity" (-Don King). I love my son so much and he wants to follow me around and do what I do and beat me up everyday. This little person that I helped bring to life is a walking, talking, breathing me. I love being a father.

It's so amazing how much he has grown and how smart he is in only 3 years. I look into his eyes and I see how he is full of joy and "wonderment" (-Ricky bobby.) I can't wait to see him grow further and see him get older. But I know one day I will wake up and he will be going to college, so I am doing my best to enjoy it now. My life is even better than I thought.

3 comments:

  1. Michelle ChevalierApril 20, 2009 at 7:42 PM

    Thats soo beautiful, I think this way everyday as my kids continue to develope before my eyes. I am overcome with a mixture of pride, happiness, saddnes, promise and uncertainty! Children have a way of changing how we as parents see the world.... its a beautiful thing! You nailed it George thanks for sharing!

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  2. Way to live the high life fam, go tell Cincinnati to sign you here so we can buy you a drink!

    -Ed.

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  3. This is what the meaning of life is all about, it's all about the kids. Enjoy every second you have with your son because your right, one day you will wake up and he'll be graduating from high school then college. It goes by so quick, but the really beautiful part is you get to do it all over again but this time you're not Daddy, you're Grandpa!

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