A Hero, Fallen
Let me tell you right now that today’s post has absolutely nothing to do with cycling. I’ve had a few close calls in the past, but for the first time…after doing cycling blogs for the past six months, I’m deviating from what this blog is all about.
The reason? Because I am way overdue to write about a little girl who means so very much to me. I’ve already posted about her Mom, her younger Brother, and her baby Brother…..now it’s your turn Kassidy.
You entered my life when you were two years old. Such a clear talker for your age, and it was so cute to hear you call me Darryl. But before too long, that all changed…and from then on you have known me simply as, Dad. You’ve experienced so much with me, and as I look back over these past 9 years it seems as if you should be at least 16 with all that we’ve done. But you’re only 11….what do I mean, only? I can’t believe my little girl is soon to be a teenager….how did time pass so quickly?
I can remember back to the time when you were around six or seven. There was a string of time when you often referred to me as your hero…..and I’m pretty sure you even wrote about it a time or two. Wow, you really looked up to me didn’t you? But then Brother #1 came along and I know that as soon as that happened, I stopped providing you with the attention you deserved. Now with Brother #2 here, I doubt I am doing any better. But every single day I think about how I used to be your hero. Such an acclaimed honor, and I let it slip.
You have spent the past 8 days away from us…out of town visiting your Aunt, and I miss you very much. Aunt Loretta says she reads this blog every day, so I hope she calls you over to read this from her computer (I’ve got my eyes on you, Loretta :)). This post is all about you, and it makes me feel great to get this out into the cyber world.
When you get back home later today, and as we move forward in all the adventures that lie ahead for our family….I am going to fight to win back my hero status. I Love You, Kassidy.
My Daughter, Kassidy will soon be a regular contributor at Loving the Bike. She is a brilliant writer and will be providing posts about cycling from the perspective of an eleven year old girl. I can’t wait to have you on the team, baby girl.