No confessions today. I promise that next week we will be back to our regularly scheduled Sunday Confessions link-up.
Not today, though. Today I want to dedicate a post to the two most important men in my life.
Happy first Father's Day!! Watching you become a daddy to our little girl has been one of the most amazing experiences of my life. As I saw you hold her and welcome her into the world with tears in your eyes, I knew that there was no one else in the world I would rather have beside me on this journey.
Every day I watch you as you hold our sweet baby, showering her with kisses and telling her how much you love her, and every day I am grateful to call you mine. I see the love in your eyes as you put her to bed at night and kiss her goodbye each morning. I hear you sing to her to calm her, and it's the most beautiful thing I've ever heard. As I watch these tender moments unfold between you and our daughter, my heart overflows with joy. There is no bond quite like the one that exists between a father and a daughter, and I want you to know that you will have that special bond with our little girl. You are her father - you will love her no matter what, forever and for always, and for that I am thankful.
I love you, Michael. Thank you for helping me bring this sweet spirit into the world, and thank you for being her daddy.
Happy Father's Day! I hope you realize how much I love and appreciate you. It is really difficult for me to put my feelings into words. I'm so thankful to you for never accepting less than my best, and always pushing me to do better. I'm glad that you let me know when you didn't approve of my choices. I'm thankful for the days you left work early to come to my swim meets in high school. I'm glad that you were always there with a big hug when I needed one. Thank you for tucking me into bed each night with a bear hug and snuggles until I moved out of the house (even though you sighed when your 17-year-old daughter asked to be tucked in, I think you secretly liked that I still needed you). Thank you for encouraging me to get a college education. Thank you for teaching me the value of hard work. Thank you for loving me in spite of my mistakes. Thank you for being my dad - I wouldn't be where I am today without you.
I love you, daddy!
Your little girl