HAPPINESS IS ……………………………

 I am a happy father of four years old son, Lewis. When he was born, I held him in my arms for the first time feeling proud as I was holding the most precious treasure of my life. It gave me a feeling of being complete, responsible and tied in a knot with my little angel.

Last week I spent my entire day with my angel at the city park. We played games, saw different birds, enjoyed watching fountains and took a long walk while he was sitting on my shoulders slowly licking the ice cream. We also briefly socialized with the other kids in the park. Later on I bought a bunch of colorful balloons for Lewis. He jumped and clapped his hands with happiness. He wanted to play with all of them at once. While playing I heard one of the balloons busted and Lewis’s eyes and mouth were wide open and I could see his eyes full of tears and then he burst into loud cries. I rushed to hold him tight in my arms and bought him more balloons and saw tears mixed with satisfaction in his eyes. I felt he has faith in me that I will and I can fix every problem for him. I saw him smiling again. This is real happiness that a child feels when near to his parent.

Later playing in the ground Lewis realized that his laces were open he ran towards me and showed me his shoes I instantly tied back his laces neatly and looked in his eyes at once to see the same happiness that he expected from me. He also insisted to fly kites just like other kids so instead of making him disappointed I held him in my arms tight and we went for a long walk around the park here we saw the kite flying tournament with full zeal and excitement and I also made him understand that flying kites is elder’s business so when he gets older he can do that. Then for his amusement I bought a kite and stared flying for him and when it glided in the air I could see his eyes following the path of kite in the sky and he was happy like anything. The yellow and bright green were his favorite colors while flying kite, when it started to toggle and come down he was worried but then he knew his father is there to support the kite.

I am also growing with my four year old as I am learning things from him and have stared to looking at things from his eyes. I love to satisfy his curiosities. But above all he has taught me how to explain the feeling of happiness. All my life I have felt happiness at different intervals in life but I was never able to define and express it in words. Happiness is always a sweet feeling that soothes the soul. He has provided speech to my emotions. I want a special bonding with my child and I want him to know that he is my entire world of happiness I want this relationship to be strong as we grow old I want to reach him best things.