Today is June 17th, Daddy’s very first father’s day! What an accomplishment for your father. Five lovely months of seeing you grow into the little boy that you are. At first you were so little and sleepy, toys never interested you, and keeping you happy was a hard task; but now you are a little explorer, keeping yourself entertained and us amused. You love to get off from your chair all by yourself, you insist on trying to crawl and you never give up!
Five months sure flew by and Daddy was there every step of the way. He has provided for our family, financially and emotionally. He has fed us and kept us strong and healthy! He has cuddled with us, smiled at us, kissed us and loved us! He has taken us here and taken us there. He has brought home take-out for lunch or dinner, sometimes both. He has read to you and played with you. He has bathe you and sang to you. He was patient and understanding when you were still little and crying. He has been unconditional, for better and for worse, every day with us.
Daddy’s gift basket I made for him:
Four generations: three fathers and one grumpy baby!
Winter came and left, Spring peeked through, but Summer jumped ahead and now our days end at 9:30 PM. Our days are longer, you are older and we get closer. Every day I fall more in love with you; your smell, your laugh, your breathing, your stare, you eyes, your heart… its all just building up inside. You are amazing, unique little boy, who will always have a place in my heart.
Mother’s day was a lovely day. We woke up and cuddled. Daddy gave mommy her presents and we left to see Grandma Charlie. I am embarrassed to say, however, that I thought it would be more special for me. Maybe being a mommy for 4 months doesn’t really count, but I felt like I’ve done an okay job to deserve a great celebration for doing my best. I think Grandma Charlie deserves her praise, after all she’s been a mommy to 3 for 33 years, and that’s a heck of a long time! I think I wanted to feel like I’ve done more, but maybe I have to wait until you are old enough to be able pat myself at the back for being a great mommy.
With all that mommy drama aside, I am still so grateful to daddy and the way he made me feel loved and appreciated! He is just the best daddy and partner in the whole world. Daddy, if you are reading this I just want to say that I love you more than words can express.