My 3rd Year Anniversary as a Dad

Christmas Eve in Isla Verde, Puerto Rico

As I stare at my daughter’s eyes this morning and she pushes her Cinderella figurine into my cheek I realize how in just three short years my life can change.

It was three years today that I caught a glimpse of my daughter and I remember the moment like it was seconds ago. At that moment I realized that it was time to start executing everything I had planned while waiting for her arrival.

Planning and Executing as a Parent is Different

When I talk about execution as a parent it seems a bit weird. I see how Lucy and I have worked around many obstacles and experiences to bring as many positive opportunities around our daughter. What is weird about the whole situation is that for me I associated executing tasks as work but when it comes to my daughter it comes out naturally and I don’t see it as work.

A Deeper Connection

I guess being a parent is very different than when you launch a project, company, or an idea. Those things can disappear very easily from the horizon some harders than others. I have launched many projects, efforts, and ideas that I probably can’t recall all of them.

With my daughter it is different I know my commitment to her is eternal. Every day I try to give a bit of my soul to her and give her the best I got.

The Parenting Perspective

My perspective as a parent for three years now is completely different from when I was not a parent. How I react to things has been modified fairly but overall one thing I can say is that I put my daughters priorities over my own as every parent probably does.

In three years of being a parent I have realized that patience is something we all need to work on but more importantly I have learned to value each goal and dream of mine even more.

Daniela Christmas 2013

My Main Motivation  to Chase After My Dreams

Thanks to Daniela it makes it easier to follow my dreams. The Main reason is because I want to lead by example. So many talented individuals stop chasing their dreams ( I see it as an excuse) because they became parents. I understand the part of bringing food to the table but is it creating a better environment for everyone.

But I really want to be an example to my daughter. I want her to go after her dreams and know that Dad went after his dreams (where she as in all of them) even when they were not clear.

I want my daughter to put her energy into what she thinks is the best outcome for her future. I am looking forward to that opportunity where I can see what route she takes but in the meanwhile I am enjoying every moment where I get to step on her toys and have her play little pranks on me while she giggles and smiles.

I love my daughter more than anything and I can’t wait till the day where she does the same to my grandkids.

A Gift from Payasa Agapita

Thanks Payasa Agapita. 

Happy 3rd Birthday Daniela!

I hope you have an awesome year playing with Cinderella and her loyal friends the pterodactyl and Peppa pig.

Reach for the top Daniela you can do it!

Daniela and Duplo


  1. lucymfel on December 28, 2013 at 11:12 am

    Love this Papá! Awesome job as always with expressing how you feel! We love you dearly.

    • Raul Colon on February 6, 2014 at 8:49 pm

      Thank you super Mom!

  2. Misfit on February 7, 2014 at 10:09 am

    Beautiful post 🙂 Happy Birthday to your lovely daughter!

  3. Ron Hood on February 7, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    It is nice to see someone who is blessed and can express it so nicely. I am proud to know you.

    • lucymfel on February 7, 2014 at 4:19 pm

      Thanks for hanging out with Raul in Boston. He was glad he finally met up with you.

      • Ron Hood on February 10, 2014 at 9:39 am

        The pleasure was all mine! Truly. What a great guy … and now I only have to meet you and your lovely daughter some day! 🙂 Have a successful day!

        • lucymfel on February 10, 2014 at 10:57 am

          Thank you Ron.