Father’s Day, Part 3 of 3 (and a rare glimpse)

(I’ll probably take down the picture in a few days, since I still prefer some measure of privacy when it comes to images of my kids. Still, aren’t they ridiculously cute? As always, I don’t mind sharing photos at Flickr if you seem like a real person who is also not creepy. Drop me a line if you’re interested.)Dear Jellyman,

Happy belated Father’s Day.

Before we got married, I never gave any conscious thought to whether you’d be a good dad. I guess I just wasn’t thinking that far ahead. I wish I had, though, because I think I would’ve loved you even more. Looking back, it’s clear that you always had it in you, and I should’ve known how well that boded for my future.

It’s certain that I do love you more now — now that I’ve seen you in fatherly action. Raisin giggles when you swing her upside-down, Apple grins when he catches sight of you across the room, and Orange snuggles in for a nap next to you on our bed. You pay bills and kiss owies, tell me to take a break when I get stressed out, AND you can cook. Some days it seems to me there’s nothing you can’t do, and I pray to God I’ll never have to find out what I’d do without you.

You are a Mensch. I am proud to be raising children with you, and I hope each of them grows into a hard-working, thoughtful adult just like their daddy.

Thank you for giving me the three most beautiful children in the world.


About Grape

I've got the world's best kids and husband. Great house, steady job. I'm living the American dream. The trick is to appreciate it. I'm working on that part.
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