Dear Future Hubby,
I knew that you were special from the moment we met. I cannot explain how I knew, everything about our meeting felt right. Date after date, you continued to amaze me with your candor, honesty, and ability to anticipate my wants and needs. But, the true test was to come. As a single parent, my wants and needs are secondary to those of my children. This is also very true in my romantic relationships.
My girls are very picky when it comes to anyone who shares our space, so I must admit that I was more than a little nervous for you to meet them. You calmed my fears- I have never seen my girls take to someone so quickly. Thank you for loving my daughters as your own. I formed my opinions about how blended families should work as a child. When my uncle got married, his wife had a child. I have never heard my uncle reference her son as his step-son, he was simply his son. My grandparents never made a distinction between us, we were simply their grandchildren. Soon after getting married, my uncle adopted his son and gave him his last name. We were ecstatic!
For years as a single woman, I longed for someone who would love my children as his own. Someone who would never attach “step” to their relationship- a man who would adopt my girls and give them his last name. I found that in you. Thank you for helping me emulate how love should look for my girls. As they navigate through the dating world, they will compare and contrast how their suitors treat them with the way their father treated their mother. The stars aligned perfectly and the angels rejoiced when we met, and my prayers were answered. Today is the day set aside to honor fathers, and today I honor you. Happy Father’s Day to the lover of my soul.