I hope you had a great birthday yesterday. I still can’t get over the fact that you are a year old and you are growing up so fast. Yesterday was so much fun. I hope you had a great time at Monkey Joe’s. I did too and I was exhausted by the time we go home. I hope you enjoyed your ice cream. It sure did look like it.
Your mom and I love you so much and want you to know that we will always be there for you when and if you need us. We promise to always tuck you in at night and read as many bedtime stories it takes to get you to fall asleep. We also promise to teach you new things and to listen to you.
Now that you are one can I ask you to do something for me? Will you never stop needing your dad? Can you always tell me goodnight and that you love me. One of the things I look forward to most is coming home from work and seeing your face as you look at me for the first time. That smile of yours is amazing and its brightens my day.
It won’t be long before you start school, graduate college and then come home with some boy and say “Daddy, I am in love”. Then I will dance with you at your wedding. This will happen of course after I walk you down the aisle. I can’t wait.
I look forward to seeing the person you become. You amaze me everyday and I love being your dad.