Five Years Ago Today…


I was blessed with a precious present.
Perfectly healthy aside from her petit size.
Of course I did the obligatory “5 fingers and 5 toes Check?”

She was handed to me that night and I cried like a baby with my baby.
Being feisty has always been one of her redeeming qualities, even at birth.

Like her sister, she loved to lay on my chest and fall asleep.
She has always been able to calm me when things were
not right and the world was crumbling around me.

One of her “best hugs” can keep me going for hours.

She has been working on learning how to swim,
but her smile makes it hard because even in the water
she has the hardest time not smiling.
Not a good thing in the pool.
“Anastacia, no smiling!”

… and NOW

That smile had the power to empower me.
It served to pick me up and remind that they deserve better from me.
A better daddy, a better Teevee.

I am the model for men in hers and her sister’s lives.
I just hope that I am able to make them as proud of me as I am of them.

Happy Birthday Anastacia! Daddy Loves You!

By Teevee Aguirre