This year is the first time you will get to celebrate father’s day as a daddy. I know that little man is too tiny to really tell you how he feels, but I know that he is beyond lucky to have you as his papa. Even though he can’t say it, he can show it. I can see it in the way he looks at you, in the way he lights up when you come home from work, in the way that you make him laugh like no one else can, in the way that he just wants to be in your arms because he missed you while you were away. We don’t need father’s day to let you know how special you are, but I am going to take the opportunity to make sure you know.
You have been my only love, but you have also given me my greatest little love. It fills my heart with joy to see my boys together. Watching you become a dad has been such a special gift and I love you even more now if that is possible. I knew you would be an amazing dad long before we had a baby, and you stepped up to the role so effortlessly and with such ease. It was so natural for you to be a dad; not because you had so many younger brothers and sisters and were used to babies, but because this was your son and it was meant to be that you were his daddy, like he was just an extension of who you were.
In some ways he is an extension of you (of both of us), because he is part of you. I see you in his appearance; he has your nose, your toes, and the pointed spot behind your ears. But I also see you in his heart all the time. I see you in the way he laughs, in the way he smiles a goofy grin when being silly, in his constant high energy and happy spirits, and in his gentle soul. He is definitely his father’s son.
Little man and I are so lucky that you love us. Thank you for being such an amazing father. You do so much for our little family and it definitely is noticed and appreciated (even if I don’t always say it). Thank you for working so hard to provide us with a home and allowing me to be a stay-at-home mom. Thank you for always making time for us after coming home from a 10 or 12 hour work day. Thank you for taking the lead after little man was born; for letting me rest and heal, for changing ALL the diapers the first few weeks, for finding the perfect ways to calm him down when he was fussy. Thank you for always being excited to play and for literally running and jumping through the house to entertain him. Thank you for all that you do for our new family.
We love you, happy father’s day!