First of all Happy Father's Day to the Big Burly, Larger than life Irishman I call Daddy. How I love you. How I feel such pride when people look at me and say, "I know who you belong to.." Your unwavering commitment to your wife in the last 15 year in particular make you a Hero. Even though you struggle with a rare blood disease that is slowly robbing you of your strength, you will always be 10 feet tall to me.
My Sweetheart, My HoH, and the Master of my heart, you are the most amazing man and Daddy. I watched you yesterday, weary from a 20 hour drive to get home, put that away and spend the day and evening with your family. We went shopping for my Dad's father's day present and you paid for it because it would have been a burden for me.
The joy you take in your children, all of them humbles me. Your laughter with them, for them about them is truly an awesome thing to behold. I watched as you flew helicopters and handed over your father's day present to see the joy it gives them.
The example you continue to set before even our older children. Watching as you took your son in law who knows nothing about cars and replaced the transmission on their car when you could have done it faster with someone else showed him that you respect him as the Head of his own house. You don't talk about it, you do it. You show our boys everyday what it means to provide for your family. You sacrifice time with us and work hard.
You also show them that you can compromise and what it means to have a mate who is your partner and supporter. You show our boys how to treat their wives and our daughter how she should be treated. It takes a leader to understand that in their soul is the need to wanderlust, but long for the comfort of home and a mate. So you found a way to be who you are inside, and provide for our family and make our relationship grow.
You are my soul mate, the love of my life, my best friend and I love you.