Our little family…

Posted July 27th, 2010 by Martin Presse with 1 Comment

Kali and Alex are the two most precious people in my life. Although I consider them my daughter and son, the truth is they are not my biological children. Their mom and I dated in 1998, and after our relationship ended I realized how much I loved them and asked their mom to let me back into their lives. Fortunately, she agreed. At the time, I was ready for fatherhood and am glad to have experienced every minute of it.

They have provided me with a lifetime of wonderful memories and as a speaker, they’ve given me more material than I could possibly have imagined. Kali will attend Nursing school in Sept 2010, Alex wants to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps and become a police officer. To say that we are proud of their choices would be putting it mildly.

I often think about our conversations. I’m not sure why I do that, but I rerun them in mind over and over. I love sitting in Kali’s room and talking with her about her day to day activities. She has matured so much during the last three years. We talk about people a lot, and why people act in certain ways and do certain things. Lately college has been on her mind a great deal. She wants to know what to expect, hours of study, parties, boys. I’ve had to relive many great memories of my own college days because of those conversations.

The next couple of years will be interesting. Kali will be living on her own in the fall, and Alex will start high school. Our time together will become even more precious because I know my time with them will dwindle. Alex turned down a hockey game with me just last week to hang out with friends… that was a first… won’t be the last.

My goal for this blog post is tell you some stories about our little family… if there is one thing I have learned is that you can’t always pick your family, sometimes they pick you.

Posted in: Family
Written by: Martin Presse

Adrienne Vair says:

September 14, 2010 at 11:53 pm

I really enjoyed learning more about you today. I am inspired by our conversation. Thanks Martin!

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