the fathers in my life

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To my Husband, their Daddy:

I always knew I wanted a family. When I was in college, people would talk about their big plans for their future careers. When it was my turn to chime in, my answer was, "I want to get married and have a bunch of babies." It was kind of a joke. Kind of.

Two weeks after you and I met, I said we had to talk. You already had a son, and I needed to make sure you wanted more children. Most guys would have run for the hills at that moment. This girl is crazy! We've only been dating two weeks! But you didn't run. We talked about our dreams for the future. And they matched.

Almost five years later, here we are. We are living that dream we talked about then, drunk and giddy to have found eachother. I am so proud of the life we've built together. Everyone in your life is so lucky to have you. You are the most devoted husband and father. Thank you for your unrelenting love.

To my own Father:

Thank you, Dad, for showing me what unconditional love feels like. Thank you for always believing in me. Thank you for always understanding me. Thank you for always being there. Thank you for talking to me at two in the morning and showing me that I am never alone. A thousand times, thank you.

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I am so lucky. Words don't do it any justice.