Origin Story

Below is my superhero origin story:

My most important identifier is Melia’s Papa. My eleven year old daughter is my motivation and inspiration. When she was two weeks old, her mother laid her on my chest. I am smelling the most divine baby smell and feeling so grateful to be able to rest with my daughter. Over the course of a couple of minutes, Melia inched her way up my chest and  snuggled up into my neck. It felt like I was being nuzzled by the cutest, most loving puppy in the whole world. And then something that I cannot explain. I felt an electric pulse go through my entire body a if every cell was lit up. I knew at this moment, that this was the most important relationship in my life. In the next week, I realized that when Melia is a young adult, I need to be able to look her in the eyes and tell her I did everything could to make this a better place.


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