You were his first hero and a her first love.
You became a dad without an instruction manual, but somehow have mastered the task.
In the fairy tales of her mind, you are the prince.
They come to you when they’re afraid because you are bigger, stronger, and braver than anyone in this world.
You answer questions about bugs, clouds, monsters, and cars because in their mind, you know it all.
You take him fishing and coach his baseball team, and after her dance recitals, she runs and jumps into your arms as you beam with pride.
You’re teaching him how to treat a woman and you are the standard by which she judges all men.
You never look for praises and work hard for the ones you love. Your wants are often put aside, and your worries are kept secret.
You are the fixer, the mower, the grill master, the listener, and the teller of goofy jokes.
There was a time that you were just an ordinary man with an ordinary name, but then you became... Dad.
This was written in dedication to my husband, Matt, and to all the dads out there. We value you, we appreciate you, and we honor you.
Happy Father's Day.