Being a Daddy is the best job I’ve ever had. Seeing my kids grow up and come up with the most amazing occurrences sets my heart on fire. There’s nothing as gratifying as seeing them smile and tell me they love me. I feel completed every time. You could say my heart is set on fire every time I’m near them.
My Children Light my Fire
Today I thought about that for a little, and got to the conclusion that my heart is on fire when I’m near them because as their father, I’m their guiding torch. I’m like a thick branch, taken from a powerful tree whose top ending is covered with cloth, embalmed with oil and lit on fire. My light will show the way my children need to follow. It’s a huge responsibility, I took about six years ago and continue to do so every day. I need to make sure I light the correct way. Otherwise, I will loose them to the void.
Many Rocks on the Path
There’s so many things on the way that can harm kids learning their way through life, that as parents, we cannot ignore the risk ,and let them learn on their own all the time. We must become their bodyguards, their guarding Angels, their Superhero or any other metaphor you wish to become. But the important thing is that they are vulnerable and without guidance, they most likely will walk away from the path we need to be lighting. Give them space to learn, but be ever-watchful if they get off the correct road.
Leading the way with Light
The torch reminded me of the way we should to lead. Always towards a bright future. It reminded me that we are here to help others. To serve as a comforting hand, to give warmth when others feel empty. The torch is a great metaphor from which to extract inspiration on how our behavior should be.
Today, I make an oath to myself to become an everlasting torch to my loved ones. Their future is invaluable to me, and I cannot afford to let it be lost. I shall be their torch, their guide and their friend.
How about you?, will you become a torch for your children as well? Take the oath, and lead them!
Raul Colon says
Sorry for the Delay but I am up for the Oath.. Thanks for sharing such a great post.