It's amazing all of the things one must do to get married (license, vows, etc) yet there are no requirements to fill in order to be a parent. Don't get me wrong, marriage is a hard job. To make two lives one can sometimes seem to be an indomitable fete, but be there is still nothing harder than being a parent. To be a fully engaged, hands-on, attention-paying parent impacts the emotions, body, and spirit. Its seems only right that there should be some minimal requirements met or at least a vow. In sickness and in health til death do us part... This is the vow I had in mind as I cared for our sick princess. I renewed my vow today to be there for her for my entire life. Here's what I made while living my vow.