I just wanted to steal Mama's computer for a second to tell you how much I love you. You're really special, and I hope you know how much I love you even though I can't really talk yet. All that arm slinging and kicking I do to work out a tiny little coo is to tell you I love you. I think you understand me, but just in case.
On Friday I laughed - really laughed - for the first time, and guess what? It was at you. You were going Ah-Ah-Ah-CHOO, and even though mommy's done it a thousand times, you, daddy, are just HILARIOUS. You make my whole face light up. I'm so happy when you are around.
I love how you sing to me, and I especially like it when you sing the Star Wars theme. I love when you rock me to sleep, and hold me up on your chest so I can look around. You always help mommy so much, and I like our middle of the night time when you're feeding me. You are so patient and kind, and even when mom is all tired and grumpy, you are so peaceful, and you never get mad at me.
Mommy thinks you are so calm and have such a great attitude. She tells me how strong you are, and how she doesn't think she could get through all of this without you. She says that you give her strength to make it through another day.
You are so great with me, and even though before me you didn't know anything about babies, you would never know. You've jumped in with two feet, and you do such a great job! And let's face it, dad, I'm not the easiest baby ever. But you are amazing.
And even in this world that can be so hard and cruel - in this place that may be hard for me at times - you see me as beautiful and perfect. And even though I will face a lot of pain in this world, you will be always be my safe place to come. You will make me strong and funny and you will teach me to love Jesus. And with you and mommy and Jesus, I'll be okay. And I just want to say thank you - thank you for all you've already done and all you're going to do. Thank you for the man I'll become because of you.
Thank you for loving me with all your heart.
And thank you, God, for preparing the perfect daddy for me. You made us for each other. What a gift you've given me. And God, I'll know how much you love me, because of the way I see my daddy loving me. Of all the great things he will do, showing me your love will be his most important job. And it's one he's really, really good at.