I try my utmost to cherish these moments. The kids (only 10 & 8 now) grow up so fast, and as I love them more each day (which I hardly even believe is possible), I dont want the early years to fly by and finish so fast. I know that for many many years to come, we will continue to have a strong and tight family relationship, and then fact that the nature of the relationship changes and develops as the kids grow (and in fact as we grow), will only to prove to make us stronger together. But I already mourn the years when the kids were learning to walk and learning to talk. Doing and saying the most adorable things with their childlike innocence.
I have to keep promising myself to live for the moment each time I am with them. To be there in body and mind when I am with them - I know these days dont come back.
We ended the family day with just the four of us enjoying good conversation over a good steak meal. With the presence of mind that I promised to have, I realised that I am lucky to have this family that has such great love and caring inside it.
Happy Fathers Day !