I still feel like an 18-year old. It seems it was yesterday. Some aches and extra pounds to remind me it was not yesterday.
It was more like 18 + 30 years. In retrospective, I am not anymore that young inexperienced person.
The 30-year journey took me through marriage, six jobs, three countries and three kids.
Along the way, I experienced the joy of starting my life project with the person I love and the marvelous experience of being a father.
The materialization of the intangible love.
My first WOW moment was coming back from work and college to feel my daughter’s small foot kick me when I touched my wife’s belly.
There were moments where I was wondered by the power to adapt the kids have.
For example, with only 3 years old my daughter switching her accent from “Argentinian Spanish” to “Mexican Spanish” when talking to her friends at her birthday party.
Of all the accomplishments I had during these years, the most exciting is raising my daughters and son.
They are the legacy I leave in this world. I tell my stories for them.
Other people live for their careers working from 7 to 11pm.
But they give their children the latest iWhatever.
Then, they wonder why their kids dine with headphones or won’t drop the cellphone ever to speak with them.
I cheer proudly at my son’s soccer games.
I tell everybody, this is my daughter! At the flute concert.
Or, loved sharing the first college move-in with my eldest daughter.
It is true, I am not a millionaire in money. Not overnight but in 30 years I built this relationship with my kids.
When it comes to results in raising my kids, not all the credit is mine. My wife accounts for more than 90% of what my children are today.
Notable citizens of the world. Decisive and compassionate.
My merit was to choose her. 🙂