Sunday, June 17, 2012

Dear Dad....

My husband is named for a man who never played much of a role in his life. That father died last year. My husband learned the news months after the fact. It was the official end of a relationship that never really existed. 
When he learned I was pregnant with a son, well, he screamed so loud that several doctors came running. He was overcome with joy. This would be his chance to have the father/son relationship he never had. For this, his first Father's Day, I wrote him a letter expressing all the things I believe our son would say if he could. A funny thing about words, I think he loved that framed letter more than any of the other fancy treats he received today.



Dear Dad,
So happy to finally meet you! I can still hear the loud scream you made when you found out I would be a little boy. Man you were loud but I remember thinking, “This dude is a riot.” I couldn’t wait to meet you.
So here I am and it’s been an awesome journey in just 8 short months. I’ve already learned so much from you — that Family Guy rocks, that I can only eat pork and beef when I’m with mom, that I can only date ladies with ambition and good GPAs, but most importantly, that I can be anything I want to be and you’ll be there every step of the way to guide me. You’re the  greatest dad  a little guy like me could ask for, and since you couldn’t hear my response to your scream that morning, I said: “That’s my crazy dad!”
Happy Father’s Day.  Love Xavier.

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  1. Xavier if you think your dad is crazy now...wait until he tries to teach how to dougie....LOL

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  2. Congrats to Patrick...he's an awesome Daddy.

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  3. I love this, that picture is way too cute.
    Love the name Xavier, too!

    The Aestate

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    1. Thanks lady. The lil man is too cool for school. loves him to death.

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  4. That might be the cutest picture EVER! I hope you frame that! Happy belated father's day to the one and only Papa Quinn!

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  6. I love this! Happy Father's Day Mr. Quinn!!!!

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  7. I became a bit teary eyed reading that. Aww that was extremely sweet and thoughtful. Love the pic, too cute.

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  8. I loved it! It made me a little teary eyed reading it. I love gifts like these, when a person takes time out to write or create from the heart. Love the pic, too cute. Gemelos!

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    1. awww. Thanks Krissy. I really didn't mean to evoke so many tears. Just wanted him to know how much he means to the lil man. Thanks for stopping by.

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    2. Awe! Xavier, I love my brother and friend Patrick, aka your DAD. He is an awesome man. One would think that his fancy wedding on an island was the highlight of his life...Nope. I still remember getting the picture the day you were born...With a cheesy grin on your face and a proud message from your dad. Thanks for letting us into your private moments. -Reginal

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    4. Thanks Dr.Reg! Cheesy grin? Surely you jest!

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  9. THIS IS PRECIOUS! Love you guys

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  10. This is precious! Love you guys

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