Saturday, January 31, 2009
My first daughter was born with some complications. She was in intensive care the first week of her life. She came out very pale and very quiet. I spent my time in the ICU watching her chest go up and down and watching all these monitors around her. It was not a good start to fatherhood. That was eight years ago. She is now up to my shoulder, a smart girl, and very athletic. She was an extremely good gymnast and had a promising future in the sport but she decided that she wants no part in competitions. I was disappointed at first but I can not impose a sport on a child. She's a great swimmer now but I am sure she will give that up too. Somehow, however, it does not matter. It sure beats being at the ICU. NFS.