I came downstairs, tired and grumpy as I always am in the morning. I approached my kitchen counter for my first stop. As I began the routine of making the kids breakfast, packing lunches and making my coffee, I glanced down at his note.
I blushed. I smiled. I sighed.
My daughter came beside me and saw the note as I held it to my heart.
“He never forgets, does he mom?”
“No. Never. And I save every single one of them. Honey, I pray that one day; you will find the man who loves you like your father loves me…
A man who takes time to feed your heart and honor your dreams.
A man who nurtures your weaknesses and carries your burdens.
A man who tells you over and over again that you’re beautiful.
A man that sees beyond your flaws and embraces your quirks.
A man who puts your needs first and his second.
A man who praises your efforts and accepts your failings.
A man who holds you when you crumble and raises you when you desperately need the lift.
A man who forgives your mistakes and remembers your gifts.
A man who listens to your thoughts and cherishes your perspective.
A man who realizes your potential and admires your purpose.
A man who trusts you with his vulnerabilities and realizes his insecurities.
A man of honesty and strength and integrity who can lead his family with faith and perseverance.
A man of deep passion for all he holds dear.
A man that never gives up or lets go, because sometimes life gets hard.
A man who realizes his worth and values yours.
A man who sacrifices much so that you can have plenty.
A man who loves you as you are and celebrates as you grow.
A man who is committed and dedicated to loving you.
Oh, precious daughter. Don’t settle for anything less.”