Thursday, April 17, 2008

Butterfly Kisses

Our first meeting . . . straight from mommy's tummy

I heard the song "Butterfly Kisses" (click to see video) by Bob Carlisle a while ago. This song's included in the Mp3 Cd that I bought years ago. It reminded me of Sophie's birthday celebration last January 19. I included this song in the cd (which I burned a few days before) that we were going to play at the party.

On the Sophie's actual birthday (Jan 16), I played the cd to check if the songs were copied properly. When I listened to the song, it hit me that my baby's turning one and in a few years, she'll be riding her bike on her own, going to school, making new friends, grow older and older . . . you know where this is going . . .

I almost cried. I carried Sophie, hugged and kissed her and said with tears waiting to flow out of my eyes "Please don't grow up too fast, 'wag mo muna iiwanan si daddy, ha?"

"Sira ulo!" said my wife who was laughing at me.

Then I hugged my wife and then the tears did flow. "Shit . . . malaki na si Sophie"

" Ano ka ba?" she said while still laughing at me.

Then I said "Tapos, before we know it may mangliligaw na dyan, tapos mag de-date na yan . . . tang'na, makabili nga ng baril . ."

"Gago, kung ano ano iniisp mo, di pa nga makatakbo anak mo, tignan mo!"

"Pucha, bibili talaga ako ng baril" then I wiped the tears in my eye "baka tarantado maging boyfriend nito . . "

"Sira ulo!"

Then we sang happy birthday to Sophie who was wide awake already then she started laughing and dancing to our song and I thought "Shit, sumasayaw na, mapapaaga yata bili ko ng baril a".

Now I understand what a father feels when some guy visits and courts his daughter. Just thinking about it makes me cringe. Makita ko nga lang na kalaro nya yung lalaking baby sa kabilang unit, nanglalaki na mata ko e. There was even this one time when that baby boy, who's I think about 1 1/2 yrs old, stood in front of our door looking for Sophie.

I said "Psst . . ." and the baby boy looked at me.

I said " I'm watching you" pointing my two fingers back and forth from my eyes to his, then I did a raised my hand to my neck and made a slitting gesture.

"Don't mess with me" and then my wife, said "Ano ka ba?"

"Para lang malinaw, hehe"

I was kidding of course. Damn! I'm worried that I'll turn out to be as crazy as Robert De Niro in "Meet the Parents" and Meet the Fockers"

My wife told both stories to our relatives during the party and everyone was laughing at me. Ok lang, I'm proud to be a daddy and I love my daughter very much.

I copy-pasted this song to show why the lyrics really hit me.

Butterfly Kisses Lyrics

Bob Carlisle

There's two things I know for sure
She was sent here from Heaven
And she's daddy’s little girl
As I drop to my knees by her bed at night
She talks to Jesus and I close my eyes
And I thank God for all of the joy in my life
Oh but most of all

For butterfly kisses after bedtime prayer
Stickin little white flowers all up in her hair
Walk beside the pony daddy
It's my first ride
I know the cake looks funny daddy
But i sure tried
Oh with all that I've done wrong
I must have done something right
To deserve a hug every mornin
And butterfly kisses at night

Sweet 16 today
She's lookin like her mama
A little more every day
One part woman
The other part girl
To perfume and mke up
From ribbons and curls
Trying her wings out in a great big world
But I remember

Butterfly kisses after bedtime prayer
Stickin little white flowers all up in her hair
You know how much I love you daddy
But if you don't mind
I'm only gonna kiss you on the check this time
Oh with all that I've done wrong
I muct have done something right
To deserve her love every mornin
And butterfly kisses at night

All the precious time
Like the wind the years go by
Precious Butterfly
Spread your wings and fly

She'll change her name today
She'll make a promise and I'll give her aways
Standing in the bride room just starin at her
She asked me what I'm thinkin
And I said I'm not sure
I just feel like I'm loosin my baby girl
And she leaned over

And gave me butterfly kisses with her mama there
Stickin little white flowers all up in her hair
Walk me down the isle daddy
It's just about time
Does my wedding gown look pretty daddy?
Daddy don't cry
Oh with all that I've done wrong
I must have done something right
To deserve her love every mornin and butterfly kisses
I couldn't ask God for more than this is what love is
I know I've got to let her go but I'll always remember
Every hug in the mornin and butterfly kisses

This song really hit the spot

I pity the fool who'll mess with Sophie. She has 5 uncles who have bottles of beer beside them and they know how to use them, haha! Syet, parang takot ako sa Karma hehe!

Shit, naiiyak nanaman ako. Maka-uwi na nga!


Vayie said...

May praning na Daddy dito!

BAM! said...

oo nga e hehe

GARET said...

Ganyan din ang hubby ko. sabi nga nya, kapag 35 yrs old na si sophia, pwede na syang magka CRUSH!!! Hahaha. Wawa! Tapos andito pa kami ibang bansa. Nakupo!!! Malamang mapauwi kami ng bigla...

BAM! said...

haha. sabihin mo bumili na sya ng baril hehe :D

Anonymous said...

hey! hindi lang 5 uncles ang kailangan niya daanan nu! one whole batch, remember?! - SMA batch'98 to be exact!

Miss you guys, i hope to see her soon...