While I lay on the operating table being closed up unconscious to the world around me, you were meeting our little girl. You told me it was surreal. You didn’t expect things to happen how they did. You thought I’d be holding her and you’d be standing proudly next to me… but instead there was this little baby in front of you. Without me.
You were the first person to hold Leela. I know you were terrified but you did it. You were the first person to bond with her. I’m amazed by your relationship now. She laughs when you’re with her and her eyes follow you everywhere. She is developing your sense of humor and is really mimicking you these days.
I see so much of my father in you, someone who fiercely loved his children and did everything to give us the best in life.
I love you. There is no greater joy than to be a part of your life, to raise our daughter together and watch her learn and grow and play and love. You’re amazing. Thank you for all that you do. Happy Father’s Day!