Alexandra was excited about the idea of having another father figure, but Gabriela was not happy. For her there was only one dad. She now understands that being a biological dad, does not necessarily makes you a DAD. It is a business that takes time, energy and tender care to make it flourish and pay up revenues. It is not a case of overnight success and it definitely is not an automatic title you get by right of birth.
Nowadays, I have the firm conviction that my girls know that their “Daddy” respects, cares, protects and loves them like his own. My wonderful husband makes sure he transmits those feelings everyday with every word and action to our daughters, who know without a doubt in their hearts that their “Daddy” will always be there for them no matter what, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health.
Last Sunday was Father’s Day and a very emotional celebration for our family since it was the first time in five years that I could testify that my wonderful husband embraced and demanded ownership of the celebration, it was His day and he would celebrate it with His girls. There is a specific feeling that you have when after a long and painful journey you get the sense that you have finally reach your destination. I know that as my girls and I continue living with this wonderful man, there will be many more destinations to come, however I feel pretty content with where I am at this moment.