Long before I had the pleasure of watching my husband become one, I knew he would be a great father. It was one of the things that was most important to me to look out for when dating. One of the most attractive traits about my husband when we met. The way he was with kids and around kids that were not even his own was a reassuring quality that I had come to love years prior to us being blessed as parents ourselves. And now that feeling is tenfold.
He is the first person Emma calls for when she wakes up. And on days when he has already left for work or when he is on the road, she spends the morning peeking under pillows and couch cushions, looking for him. When she scrapes her knee, when I tell her NO, when she is scared, it is her dad she is searching for. Her face literally lights up at the mention of his name and he will forever be the first man she ever loved, which to me, is just about the coolest thing going. I know how lucky I am to have found a partner that loves our little girl the way he does and I try my best not to take that for granted, not just today, but always.
Happy Father’s Day!