Every single time Elly runs into my arms and wants daddy to hold her, well, it just keeps getting better.
Those moments when she’s sitting on my lap, so comfortable and at peace.
The days when life just kinda sucks… but suddenly it doesn’t suck when I’m with her.
When she’s on the ground and I’m playing with her and tickling her—I swear I could listen to that laugh all day. And I do mean ALL DAY.
How can one small little child hold such an ability of complete power where she can single-handedly have me doing anything to make her smile?
I’m not sure I know the answer and quite frankly, I don’t need the answer.
I’m going to attempt to put into words how each day the bond I build with my daughter gets more amazing, although I’m not sure I’ll be able to do it.
The reason I’m not confident I’ll be able to do it is because I’m still in awe.
15 months after becoming a father and I still cannot wrap my head around the love that I have for my little girl. Special is an understatement.
I’ve written before about how she has totally changed my life and my perspective on life—and that continues to ring true at an even deeper level.
I know I am a good person and yet (and I also know this isn’t necessarily the way I should be thinking) it admittedly it still crossed my mind from time to time… do I deserve what I have with Elly?
I think I do. More importantly, though? SHE deserves a truly loving father who would do anything for her and who will always be there for her.
Every child deserves THAT.
I don’t know why I struggle to fully accept the incredible bond I have with my daughter. I think it stems from the fact that I just never saw it coming.
Not like this.
I heard the rumblings about how nothing compares to the love of a child, but as I’ve said before, it’s just not something you can describe.
You MUST go through it and you MUST feel it for yourself to fully understand—and even then, and I’m living proof, it still almost seems too good to be true!
Is it really too good to be true?
It’s not. I think it boils down to, it’s just one of life’s magical “things.”
I’ve thought about people who have told me they don’t want to have any children and I can’t help but think to myself… you are really missing out on something incredible.
I get it. Parenthood is not for everyone. I’m just being honest though, I think they are missing out.
The bond with your significant other is wonderful. Nobody knows you like your better half and nobody goes through this crazy thing we call life with you the way your partner does.
The bond you have with your best friend or closest friends? It’s fantastic too. You can tell them things you might not tell anyone else and you can laugh at a genuinely meaningful level.
The bond with your siblings or family members is awesome. You grew up with experiences and stories that nobody else will ever understand.
There are SO many bonds that are SO great.
I personally feel that none of them offer quite the same feeling that I share with my child, and maybe I just want everyone to have a chance to feel that feeling!
As I write this article, I am already struggling to come up with more words to describe the bond I have with Elly.
All I want to do is to keep saying how amazing it is over and over.
That’s kinda of boring for people to read, don’t you think?
Well, here’s what I can say.
Elly will always be able to count on me and she will never feel alone.
I will continue to do my part to build the unbreakable bond that we will always have.
As each day passes and more memories are made, I anticipate year after year our bond will grow to unfathomable levels.
When I hold Elly, it creates this sensation and you can literally feel this incredibly deep connection growing stronger and stronger.
I guess as I keep rambling, probably saying the same thing over in different words, I can make this pretty simple.
Life just keeps getting better as the bond with my little girl blossoms day after day and soon to be year after year.
Nothing else in life compares and I know for a fact that nothing else ever will.
The bond between a father and his daughter is absolutely magical.