Friday, June 17, 2016

To My Husband on His First Father's Day

Dear Ryan,

Where do I even begin to express my gratitude for the incredible father that you are? 

From the first time you held our baby boy in your arms, it's like you were a natural. You instantly mastered skills that I never even came close to conquering {swaddling, shhhhushing}. You've been 100% involved in H's daily life since the day he was born...going above and beyond to make my life as a new momma a little easier in any way that you could. THANK YOU!

Our little guy is 110% your "Mini Me" {just ask anyone that sees the two of you together...including complete strangers!}. Although sometimes I might get a tiny bit jealous that he looks sooooooo much like you, I realize just how lucky I am to get to be the wife/momma of such handsome guys.  It is truly my hope that our son is as much like you on the inside as he is on the outside. I pray for the Lord's guidance in raising him to be a respectful gentleman...a hard-working, patient, loving and generous man, just like his daddy. THANK YOU for being such a solid role model.  

Sometimes I just sit back and watch you interact with our baby boy...and it's in those moments when I can clearly see just how exceptional you are as a father. I oftentimes get caught up in the chaos that is our daily lives, and I fail to see all that you do on a daily basis to keep our little family running like a well-oiled machine. When I actually take a moment to fully absorb how well you fill your daddy role, I am overwhelmed with emotions. I always knew you would be a great dad, but you have far exceeded my expectations.  THANK YOU!

Not a day goes by that I don't thank God for putting you by my side to walk this parenting journey. We're just ten months in with a lifetime to go, and I look forward to experiencing all that lies ahead for our little family. For now though, I want to savor every minute...because these really are the moments that memories are made of.  THANK YOU for sharing this life with me...and THANK YOU for being a beyond-incredible daddy to our son!




Happy first Father's Day, babe! I love you more than life!

All my love,


  1. Well said. You compliment one another as parents to baby H.

  2. Love this so much. Isn't the best watching our husbands becomes fathers? I have fallen in love with J all over again just like you have done too!