Enjoy my time spent with Maya.
I want to tear up when she squeals in joy.
I want to miss a beat when she learns something new.
I want to watch her start crawling.
I want to hear and listen to her first words.
I want to be there when she makes her first hesitant step.
I want to run after her when she doesn’t stop running around.
I want to read her stories.
I want to play with her.
I want to be there for her.
I want to be part of her present.
This is my present,
In 2013 I resolve to be there for my little daughter and to enjoy every second of it.
Despite the lost sleeping hours.
Despite the soreness of breastfeeding.
Despite the occasional frustrations
caused by sickness or unexplained crying.
I want to be there for my Maya,
and I want to enjoy every second of my time with her.
This is my New Year’s resolution.
What is yours?