“I love you dad! You rock in every way. You shine like a star wherever you go.”
This is the birthday card message from my six-year old. She gave it to me when I walked in the door late after work, an hour after I’d wanted (and promised) to be home.
Her love is strikingly unconditional. She always wants one more hug at night after bedtime stories, calling my name after I close the door. “Daddy?”
My son, 18-months old, laughs at his own jokes. He gives hugs upon request.
My heart explodes with gratitude on a regular basis.
My wife texts daily, “What time will you be home?” It always takes longer than I want it to.