January 29, 2010

Life




Original Mouse over text: "I'm teaching every 8-year-old relative to say this, and every 14-year-old to do the same thing with Toy Story. Also, Pokemon hit the US over a decade ago and kids born after Aladdin came out will turn 18 next year."
xkcd.com


As our family enters the 2010's, I am amazed at how quickly our lives can change. A few years ago, I was in high school. Now, I'm married, have a ~4 month old son, and this summer I'm going to work for one of the biggest companies in the world as an intern. Things that I used to love to do, my hobbies, have to take a back seat to the responsibility I have as a husband and father. While my career path allows me to geek out on technology and computers still, I miss the times I could play cello and video games all day. But you know what? I wouldn't have it any other way. When I see the smile on my son's face, when he laughs, it is the greatest feeling in the world. I can no longer be happy alone. The scriptures talk about the man and woman becoming one, well, this truly does occur on a deep personal level. I had an opportunity to go to Seattle (well, Bellevue/Redmond area) for an interview which I thought would be a fun relaxing weekend, aside from the interview that is. But I found myself bored without my wonderful wife with me. Our emotions are tied together, when she is happy, so am I. When she is sad, so am I. I am no longer just Krit Petty, I am Dad, I am Sweetie, I am LaoGong.

Life comes fast, enjoy all of it, even the tough stuff.