I was up late Saturday night. Whenever I spend the weekend away from my wife to be with my son, I don’t normally sleep very well. It was after midnight when I got a text from my oldest daughter:
This helped me go to sleep with a big smile on my face. Knowing that in just over a year, going from being a complete stranger to having a Father’s Day text was a huge accomplishment. It’s an awesome feeling knowing that we’ve got a pretty decent relationship.
I woke up this morning and my son couldn’t wait to give me a gift that he had been holding onto since Friday. When I opened it up, I was pretty darn happy with what I got.
He gave me a pretty impressive owl picture he drew in school. Then he gave me a list of reasons why he loved me (that was probably the coolest gift). His card told me that he loved me “so so so much”, which was awesome. Finally, his mom helped him give me a home-made jar of treats (Reeces Pieces, Reeces Peanut Butter Cups, and Peanut M&M’s…my favourites). The whole thing helped put a massive smile on my face.
Finally, around noon, my daughter from Ontario called me. It was nice to hear her voice and be able to talk to her for a bit. I was excited to let her know that we’d be getting her plane ticket soon so she could spend August with us.
On top of this, my awesome wife wrote a very kind blog post about me and posted this on Facebook:
So all in all, this was an incredible day. I am a very lucky man.