Without getting overly emotional, I just want to take a moment to thank all of the men out there stepping up and tucking kids who aren’t (biologically) theirs into bed.
A father is an important role, especially in the life of a little boy. My son and I were doing perfectly fine in life just the two of us for a while, I even spoke to my friends proudly declaring that at age 20 I was glad to be alone. Concluding that I would stay that way forever, just me and my little boy. My 21st birthday, a good friend (who’m I accidentally dialed a week before) came out with me to celebrate my being able to legally drink. For days, then weeks, then months … we were inseparable and I saw myself and my son becoming very attached to him.
Fast forward and I couldn’t have ever expected that someone could love me and my son so much. That someone could step up where someone else stepped out and take the time and put in the effort to make sure we’re both happy and well taken care of. I never thought I would have this completed family dynamic that is now my every day life. I know mine isn’t the only situation like this. I know that not every man hears how amazing he is. I know that sometimes even I take for granted the love we are handed day in and day out.
So thanks dude.
(Dude is the name my son originally gave to this man).