And It Has Nothing To Do With Romance

The love I receive from my daughters is what makes me breathe. Their 3 and 4 year old hearts beat so loudly in my ear during the day.

The excitement they express when I come home makes me melt and I cannot stand having to leave for class.

Their words cause more emotion in my heart than any other words I hear, and when my eldest daughter says 'Please don't go to work, stay home with me.' it makes me want to quit right then and there and just sit with her on my lap as she talks to me about her toys.

And when my youngest daughter runs into my arms and rests her head on my shoulder, I feel so tall, so high above this earth and so appreciated for being the man that I am.

I could care less about passion when I am with them. I could care less about anything... their love is the only true unconditional love I have ever known.

And when I lay them to bed at night and after we give our kisses, my daughters always ask for the obligatory high-five, right before I lay down my youngest with her Kailan and my oldest with her huggie-pillow and their cups of chocolate milk.

As I close the door, I hear their voices, their laughter and their little whispers... it melts me so much that I want to sleep in their pink bedroom, surrounded by Dora the Explorer and Disney toys.

... and if I ever get a divorce or lose my spouse, I will live for my girls. Everything I do will be for my girls. So, I guess I will give up romance because absolutely no woman alive will be able to replace the love I feel with my daughters.

... and that is not a challenge. That is a fact.

My daughters are the love of my life.

Mikahel Mikahel
36-40, M
7 Responses Nov 3, 2009

Unconditional love.... no matter what happens in life won't change their love for their parents. That's why it's unconditional.... In my experience children always know in their hearts even if they don't know in their minds the realities of life. It's the unconditional love of parents for their children that makes the difference.

kikoman, I appreciate the note, but all I will say is that unless you know my complete story you should not comment with 'positive outlooks' and 'fairy tale' scenarios. I appreciate your view, but reality does not work that way.<br />
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'Kiss the wife if for no other reason that she is my girls mother?'<br />
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Excuse me... I had been doing that every day, every morning and every night... what did I get in return?<br />
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Absolutely nothing.<br />
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So don't suggest a scenario to me that you think will make things right.

This is a beautiful story. Sometimes, love is such a selfish emotion...always expecting something in return. I can see that you do love your children unconditionally. They are extremely lucky. :)<br />
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Thanks for sharing this.

Thank you for the comment. I appreciate it, and I am sorry to hear about your dad's lack of involvement.

Thank you for your comments. I truly appreciate it with all my heart.<br />
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Now more than ever.

Thats beautiful bro, your kids are very lucky to have a dad that loves them as much as you :)

Awww that is very beautiful.