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Old 02-25-2009, 07:58 PM
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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Originally Posted by stanman13 View Post
When I was a child, I loved my parents and my dog. I thought I knew what love was. I didn't know anything.

When I was very young and had my first girlfriend, I thought I knew what love was. I didn't know anything.

When I was a bit older and met the woman who would become my wife, I thought "Ah-hah! Now I understand real love!" I didn't know anything.

When my first child was born, I held her in my arms, and looked at her face. When she looked at me and became peaceful and fell asleep, showing me the true meaning of trust, I finally began to learn a little bit about love.

As my children are growing, and learning, and discovering, I myself am constantly growing, and learning, and discovering. They have taught me more about life and love than I could have learned from any other source.

My fulfillment no longer comes from conquests or from toys. It comes from sharing everything I know and everything I am with these two little beings.

I am finally learning just a little about what real love is.
Being a parent and what it feels like is hard to put into words but you have hit the nail on the head. So well put. (My husband thought so too).
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Old 02-25-2009, 08:22 PM
Location: Center of the universe
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For a man, there is nothing - i mean nothing - that compares with the joy you can receive and give as a father.
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