My Dear Son,
My life changed forever on that beautiful day in the hospital when you first came into my life. I looked down into your amazing blue eyes and you stared back up at mine and I was hypnotized, mesmerized by a life that I had helped to create. There should have been a fear of the awesome responsibility that I was facing, but the fear was not there. Just the magic of that singular moment. A moment that I have since looked back on many times and a moment that has brought me strength in recent years.
I know that some of the decisions I have made may not make sense to you now and they may not make sense to you for a long time. But understand that those decisions have always been with you and your brother in mind. I have never missed a school event and never missed a game if I can help it. I may not be in many photos with you, but that’s only because I’ve always been the one behind the camera and cheering you on.
I know that this past year has been particularly trying for all of us and you and your brother have both had doubts, concerns and frustrations. Please know my son, I have only two goals in my life that truly matter and I will never, ever stop until they are reached; That is to ensure that you and your brother grow to be strong, healthy and intelligent men. Men that people can look up to and respect, men that in turn respect those around them and think before they act.
I am not perfect and I never professed to be, but my love for you is perfect, as is your love for me. You are well mannered, kind, respectful and oh-so-silly. I may not be the perfect father, but I pray to God day after day, night after night, that I may be your perfect dad.