I remembered an event that happened when we were living in Georgia. I shared it with Michèle and she suggested I write to you about it.
While I was at work, you got up to something that got you in deep trouble with your mom. I suggested you should be punished to your room and when I got home, you would get a spanking from me.
By the time I got home, you were sitting on your bed on the verge of tears. I asked you if you knew what you did wrong. You fessed up completely and you knew why it was wrong. I could see in your eyes that you were genuinely sorry. But a promise is a promise. So, I took off my belt and had you lie on my lap. You were ready to take your punishment. I lightly tapped your bottom with my belt and told you to think about this next time.
You looked up at me with eyes swollen with tears and a beaming face.
That’s one of the moments I remember what being a dad is all about.
I’ll be waiting to share more stories with you and your sister.