As I sit here writing this I see you stumbling around, trying to come to terms with this whole walking on two legs thing. When your mother and I first found out we were having a little girl so many emotions were running through my head and my heart was beating a thousand times a minute. After having your two brothers, whom I love dearly, I was overjoyed to find out we were having you. A precious little girl! As you have grown, I have been learning you are just as rambunctious as the boys but your mother and I still love you. I just wanted to take some time to write you this letter. It is unreal how fast you are growing and I wanted to let you know that for whatever you go through in life, I will be here for you.
As you continue to learn to walk and talk, you will fall and fumble up your words. Don’t worry baby I will be here.
Your first day of kindergarten will be here in no time and I know you will miss your mom and me. We will be there to drop you and pick you up at the end of the day. Don’t worry baby I will be here.
While you navigate your school life, girls will be mean to you and someone will pick on you. Don’t worry baby I will be here.
When you get to middle school you may find your first love and get your heart broken. Don’t worry baby I will be here.
When it comes time for you to buy your own clothes and you buy something too short; we will argue and you may say mean things to me. You may even say you hate me but just know I still love you. And don’t worry baby I will still be here for you even when your world has ended.
During high school I am sure it will be a tough time between you and us but don’t worry baby I will be here for you.
One day you are going to graduate and head to college and I will be there for it all. Don’t worry baby I will be here to help pack your stuff and take you to whichever college you choose. If it’s right up the road or across the country I will be here for you.
During college or even before you may find the man or woman of your dreams and you will bring them home to meet us. I may have to hate them at first but that’s a dad’s job. Just know deep down if they make you happy, I will be happy and don’t worry baby I will be here.
One day, if I will have the privilege to walk you down the aisle and give you away to the person of your dreams. You will begin your own life, maybe have some kids, have a career, move far away or live down the street, whatever you do, I know it will be great and you will make me unbelievably proud no matter who or what you become. And don’t worry baby I will be here.
I know I won’t be the perfect father but I will do the best I can and don’t worry baby I will always be here for you.
And just to let you know there will come a time where I won’t physically be here any longer but don’t worry just look back on all the memories we have shared and memories we are going to make and understand that I will still be there just like I have been all your life. And if you ever need any comfort please look to your older brothers, they will be there for you.
You will always be my baby and I WILL be here for you.
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