i cannot begin to thank you for everything you do for our family. you are not only an incredible father to parker, but an encouraging husband to me. i am so thankful for every day i get to spend with you, my best friend. although it's been over 3 years since we started dating, you still constantly make me laugh and keep things exciting through your creativity. you might be the most fun-loving person i've ever met, which is why we work so well together. you don't take life too seriously, yet you are mature and responsible.
i am in awe of your gift of entertaining in all social situations. during a lull in saturday evening's bbq, you suggested everyone play four square. don't get me wrong--i loved four square in 2nd grade--but i didn't have much faith that the attending adults would buy into the fun. i was wrong. for 3 1/2 hours friends stood in line to take their chance at being the four square king. although there were other people playing horseshoes, ladder golf, frisbee, etc., four square was the hit of the night.
i know the baby stage of parenting is not your favorite, but i am so appreciative of your positive attitude and willingness to help. i love watching you enjoy parker time more and more as he becomes more interactive. before you know it he will be able to play catch with you in yard and box you out on the basketball court.
i love how active you are. i love your ambition. i love how you love the Lord and everyone around you. i respect your work ethic. i cherish your soft heart. babe, you are my hero and i love you with all of my heart. muah!
p.s. parker says he loves you, too.