The Small Victories

It seems like only a few weeks ago that we were working on which shoe went on which foot. Yesterday, you zipped up your own coat for the first time and seeing the pride in your eyes, further fueled the pride in my fatherly heart.

It’s these small but very significant victories that make being your parent the incredible journey that it is. Every single day you do something to amaze me and I have a feeling that this is going to continue for the rest of our time together.

I hope you never lose your sense of adventure and your willingness to want to learn new things. It’s in watching you strive to achieve our goals that I find the strength to go after mine, in an effort to prove to you that your efforts are never in vain. Your presence has made me a better man and I am thankful every day for you.

4 replies
  1. Justin
    Justin says:

    Love it Chris. Being a Dad can sometimes leave us banging our heads on the wall wondering what we were thinking… But most times it is the little things like this that make every bad moment…great.

    Love it.

  2. Rene
    Rene says:

    Thank you for continuing to highlight the good things about an often difficult stage in life as a parent. My daughter just turned 3 so your posts have a special timeliness for me. 😉

  3. DaddyOfTwo+1
    DaddyOfTwo+1 says:

    Hey Chris,
    Indeed it’s amazing to see all what they learn to accomplish by themselves and believe me, that feeling doesn’t fade away with time or the number of kids. After three I’d have thought that I’d become a little jaded at the first steps or the first words, but it always remains pure magic and I’m amazed by all the little things The Third learn everyday.

    Keep up finding wonders in the little things!
    P.S. I’m also a Canadian dad and I’m getting ready for the winter, brrrr!


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