When you realize you’re living without the fear

I realized something big tonight.

My girls are asleep. I went in to Rocky’s bedroom, knelt down, put my hand on her chest to say a quiet goodnight and give her a little love-energy. As her chest rose and fell, I remembered that she has a heart defect, that she once had open-heart surgery; that night after night, I’d put my hand on her chest, just to make sure she was still alive.

I smiled. My realization was that I hadn’t thought about it in a long time.

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3 responses to “When you realize you’re living without the fear

  1. I dream of that moment for myself. Thanks for sharing it, and congrats on the milestone.

  2. I’ll dream of it for you, too, vampdaddy.

  3. Thanks, everybody, for your love and concern. Dad’s going to be ok.

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