I am really enjoying getting to know my daughter.
Yeah, obvious and often thought of as obligatory.
With the exception of my daughter, I have never been with someone every single day of their life.
Seeing mine and Kari's physical, emotional, and personal qualities in our daughter is frightening and exhilarating, for both real and imagined reasons.
However, seeing her unique traits come to the surface is what I mean while writing I am enjoying getting to know my daughter.
As most of you know, there is a simple, hard to describe joy in watching our children grow up. It is more like joy mixed with contentment.
This wonderful mix of simple, contented joy influences other areas of my life. Certainly diet, spending habits, and my thoughts on all things education are put into sharp relief when I watch my daughter giggle after going down a slide.
Yeah, obvious and often thought of as obligatory...
But I am really enjoying getting to know my daughter, and myself.