growing young with you
Over the next few years you would see me learn to talk, scream, and speak in French. You would watch me grow cautiously into adolescence and hate the world for throwing puberty upon my body. And throughout all of these stages you would, and still do, make me feel like a gift.
It is hard to find someone that can look past all of your imperfections. You make me feel like I deserve the best and that I can do anything I please.
When I'm around you I realize I've taken some of my best personality traits away from you. I can only hope that at your age, I look, think and act as youthfully as you.
After Thanksgiving dinner a family friend talked to me about you. He said, "It's amazing how everyone ages differently. Like Rob, he does it so well, he looks at least 10 years younger than his age."
You do. But what else do you expect when you've lived your live healthfully, remaining calm in stressful situations, keeping your mind stimulated, and finding the humour in life every day?
Here's to another year of working hard, laughing harder, and beating the clock once again.
Cheers dad, I love you.