I am so lucky to have so many amazing men in my life. I have the best father a girl could ask for. He inspires me to be a better person and a better parent. I have incredible brothers, none of who are fathers yet but they are astounding brothers and fabulous uncles. I have an amazing father-in-law and brother-in-law who taught Stephen all he needed to know to be a daddy.
And then there is my most favorite guy in the world, Stephen. He really is the perfect man. He goes to school, works, cooks, cleans, and helps take care of Will. He has had to be the mom and dad more times than I care to admit but he never complains. I could not ask for a better companion or a better father for Will.
One of my favorite things is listening by the door when Stephen puts Will to bed. Because he's busy with school, Stephen's rarely home when Will goes to bed, but when he is, he loves to put him to bed. I love hearing their giggling and conversation. I love listening to Stephen tell Will a bed-time story and tucking him in. I love listen to Will's little voice say, "Nigh-nigh, Daddy." And Stephen's reply of, "Good night, buddy, I love you so much."
I love how Will mirrors everything that Stephen does. Even when Stephen's at school or work. I also love that Stephen is aware of that but he doesn't need to change any behaviors because he's an amazing man already.
Happy Father's Day!!