Sunday, January 03, 2010

Another year over, a new one just begun...

The holidays have come and gone. It's been a bit bittersweet. All of that build-up and within moments the wrapping paper is in shreds on the floor and for all the toys my daughter received her first Christmas she was considerably more interested in playing with the wrapping paper than what was wrapped in it.

There was something quite special seeing Christmas through her eyes, almost like experiencing it for the first time all over again. There was a tremendous sense of wonder and joy the whole day.

After opening gifts at home we went over to my in-laws to open yet more gifts and to spend the rest of the day with them. It was their first Christmas with a grandchild so it was quite special for them as well. I also wrote in my Daddy/Daughter journal for the first time since July! (Around the time she was born my wife & I both started writing letters to our daughter in hardback journals with the intention of giving those journals to her when she's old enough to enjoy them. It's just a little something special we want her to have when she starts on her journey into adulthood, a bit of reminder of her youthful innocence in the hopes she'll hold on to that innocence as long as possible). At any rate I was long overdue in writing a letter.

Looking ahead to the new year, I'm looking forward to seeing a whole new string of firsts for my daughter, to experience things for the first time all over again as I watch them through her eyes with wonder and amazement.




2 comments:

Susan as herself said...

The holidays are always so fun when you can see the true wonder in kid's eyes. They really believe in the magic, and it's refreshing.

drewzepmeister said...

The best part of Christmas is watching kids open up presents with delight! My God, I remember my son playing with wrapping paper like your daughter did. Priceless memories...