Today is Ryan's dad's birthday. I suppose I could just say that it's Rich's birthday. But I really like the sound of "Ryan's dad."
He's a special guy, and I thought I'd give him some love here today. Because to me he's not just Rich. And he's not just my husband. He's the father of my child. Like I've always wanted him to be. Only a little bit different than I expected.
I'm pretty lucky to be his, as he has carried me through the last 6 months with so much amazing strength and softness. I have always known him to be this incredible man, so every bit of comfort he has offered me on this journey has come as no surprise. But it has really solidified my belief that he's going to be the most amazing father someday, to a living child, because he's such a thoughtful dad to our Ryan.
Our wedding song could not fit our journey any more accurately, when Michael Buble sings:
"Whatever comes our way, ah we'll see it through,
So happy birthday to my everything. My Ryan's dad.