Happy Father’s Day, CBG.
I am so happy to see your developing relationship with my girls. I realize that it isn’t easy, making room in your heart from someone else’s children, even if you love that person as much as you love me. It’s been a long (and sometimes bumpy) road to get to where we are right now, where the three of you feel comfortable and easy with one another.
But now that you’re here, it feels better than I ever thought it would. Nothing makes me swoon more than see you snuggled up with my girls, or to hear them say “I love you”.
A parent’s love is unconditional and automatic. It just appears overnight — effortless. A step-parent’s love requires time, effort and patience.
But now that we’re getting there, I know without a doubt that it is worth every bit of that.
So thank you. Thank you for loving me enough to make the effort to love my girls. Thank you for your patience. Thank you for opening up your heart to my daughters, and treating them like you would treat your own children. Thank you for being a positive male role model in their lives.
Thank you for your love. All three of us are better people for it.