I know our kids are too young to make you cards or save up their allowance to buy you something for Father’s Day and so to make sure you know how appreciated you are by us all, I wanted to write this letter for your second year of fatherhood.
When I first met you I knew you’d be a good dad and when you first met your son, Avery, I saw it in action. It wasn’t only that you loved your new family member but the huge sacrifice you made by letting me become a stay at home mom and solely support us as the provider. I can’t tell you how much I am constantly blessed by the sacrifices you make for us to function as we are.
The first few months of Avery’s life passed without you being able to do too much with him but as he began to interact more I was able to watch the beautiful relationship bloom between you two. His love for his daddy and your attentiveness to him makes my heart overflow.
The older he got the more precious that relationship became. Before he ever said ‘mommy’ he was saying ‘daddy’ and waiting by the door for your return each day to greet you with his goofy grin and up turned hands.
The mornings, for the short time you have before going to work, are the times when Avery wants to be around you most. Fascinated by the coffee making process and the zippers on your bag. He follows you in his pajamas from our room, to the kitchen, to the bathroom to where ever you go until you can hold him.
This year, just a couple weeks ago, you became a father to another son. Absorbing the responsibility and supporting me while I’m a crazy person is all that can be expected of you but you go above and beyond by helping more with everything.
I’m excited to watch the new relationship grow throughout this year the way that I am able to constantly see with our firstborn. I know it will be unique and incredible in it’s own way.
I am privileged to be a part of your growth as a father and I can’t wait for our kids to be able to show you that on this special day.
Thank you for going on this crazy adventure of parenthood with me and being naturally amazing at it. I love you more every day as I find out more and more about you through this process.
And now I’m off to get you some Bavarian cream donuts and make coffee so when you get up you can enjoy:)
Happy Father’s Day Shane!