I could go on and say it all happened too fast. I could say that years flew by. I could say that it still feels “like yesterday” when our eyes first met for the first time.

But if I did, it would be more rhetoric than truth.

The fact is, Paulo is turning thirteen today, and it has been a great ride.

Four thousand seven hundred and forty eight days ago, as I was on my way to the maternity, a wise man said I was about to learn what True Love was really about. And some hours later, when I first held Paulo on my arms, I realized how wise those wiseman’s words were.

Today, I can hardly hold him off the ground anymore, but I still feel the same rush of True Love every time he’s around.

Paulo is turning thirteen today. A beautiful, sweet, bright teenager. And I thoroughly enjoy the privilege of being his father, his daddy, and – I dare say – his friend.

Happy Birthday, Paulo !

2 Replies to “Thirteen”

  1. Happiest birthday to the newly minted teenager! Wow! May your year be full of exuberance that showcases your fantastic personality!

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