August 12, 2013

I'll Be There For You


Was giving my kid, Claire, a movie treat after not having much time for her over the last few weeks due to work.

Popped the Pixar Animation, “UP” into the player and had a great 90 mins of Claire+Daddy bonding time.

One notable moment struck my heart and almost brought me to tears.

I was explaining the opening sequence to the ever inquisitive baby, about the life of the Fredricksens and the subsequent death of Ellie.

Claire took a long pause, trying her baby best to make sense of what I’d just explained. Then she cuddled up to me, hugged me real tight, and said…

“Daddy, don’t die”

It breaks my heart that I will certainly leave her one day, and that it may be sooner that I could ever dream of. But I held back my tears, with all my heart, kissed her on the forehead and said, “For you my baby bear, Daddy will try to stay as safe and healthy as I possibly could, and be there for you when you graduate, when you get your first job, and even long after you marry your prince charming.”

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