I have been absent for a number of days. No, I didn’t fall from the face of the earth. I have been sick, and when I get sick, I get really sick. See, I have an autoimmune disorder. I don’t have AIDS, I have Systemic Lupus. But that is ok. Lately, I have been feeling wore out, and run down. That coupled with a never ending sense of vertigo, makes me not want to spend a lot of time doing much of anything. So, what have I been doing? Something simple. I have been thinking about what it means to be a dad. A Father. A Father Figure. I am not all-knowing, contrary to any popular beliefs held by my children. I am simply a guy. For a while now, I have been documenting our life with David. Our lives are so much more than David though. I have four
10 years ago today David came to his forever home. I can’t believe that it has been 10 years already. In that time, there were so many things that happened. The first laptop that he took apart when he was 4. The first desktop that he tried to take apart when he was 5. The first set of keys that he stole. The first time he tried to hurt himself while he was angry with one of us. The laughter when he would tell what he thought was a funny joke. The teasing grin that he would display when he thought he was getting away with something. The impish smile when he was happy about whatever was going through his head. He never met someone he couldn’t be friends with. I remember how excited he was the day he took that laptop apart. He was doing work just like daddy.
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