My Best Friend’s Birthday

Dear Baby Eva,

Today is the day my best friend was born- your daddy. Your Daddy and I have known each other a long time, but we didn’t start dating until 7 years ago. I was 18 and just finishing high school and he was 22 and away in the Marine Corps. In the past 7 years, I’ve gotten to know your Daddy very well, and today I’m going to tell you about him. 

Your Daddy is a total goofball. He’s always joking around and making silly voices. He is so much fun to be around. This especially comes in handy when I’m feeling down. He can always make me laugh my way out of a bad day. 

Your Daddy is fearless. He is “Airborne,” meaning he jumps out of planes for the military. He has been to war three times. He also does MMA and he charges bigger waves than anyone I know personally. 

Your Daddy is also the most dedicated person that I know. He always goes above and beyond at work and is passionate about everything he does. I have always admired that about him. Sometimes he has to go away for a very long time. It’s REALLY hard for me, but it’s the best feeling ever when he gets back.
Your Daddy and I do everything together. We listen to the same kind of music, like the same shows on television, and both love to surf and skate. I’m so excited to do all our favorite things with you as a family.
Your Daddy is very confident and very sociable. He can start a conversation with anyone, which works well for us because I tend to be on the quiet side. He’s a leader and never gives into peer pressure. In fact, your Daddy doesn’t drink alcohol or do any drugs. He’s “straight-edge” and proud. I’m proud of him, too.

Your Daddy loves animals, especially our kitties. I always make fun of him and call him a cat lady. The truth is we’d have all sorts of animals if we didn’t travel and move around so much. 

Your Daddy loves you more than you’ll ever know. I’ll never forget the look on his face the day you were born. His eyes welled up with tears and I could see the bliss and awe in them. You’re only two weeks old and he’s already done enough bragging about you for a lifetime.

My sweet little angel, I can’t wait to see what kind of father your Daddy will be. I love watching him feed you and change your diapers. I can’t wait to watch him teach you how to surf one day. I look forward to all the adventures we have ahead of us and the memories we’ll share together. It’s so cute how you came just 15 days before your Daddy’s birthday. You’re the best present ever. 

Love, 
Mama

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