I Hope You Know…

Dear Lil W,

You have an all-star Dad. No really, you do.
When I first met him, I knew he was the kind of man I wanted to raise a bunch of littles along side.
And after you were born, I knew I would be the happiest Momma alive if you had his kindness, his selflessness, and of course, his dimples.


I know you won’t turn out exactly like your Dad.
And I wouldn’t want you to.
You will have your own qualities that make you great.
But when you become a Dad, I hope you remember
that it’s the little things that matter most.

Being a super star Daddy means…
letting you wear ONLY a t-shirt and fireman boots on your frozen yogurt Daddy date.
making early morning breakfast for our little family.
going up and down the mall escalator 20 times, because you think its a ride.
letting you wipe your yucky Dorito fingers on his nice work suit.
sneaking kisses while you lay fast asleep.
changing poopy diapers without complaining, ever.
filling his iPhone up with YOUR favorite apps.
building a couch cushion fort after a long day of work.
knowing what foods you like, your favorite play dough shapes, and your most ticklish spots.

Aside from the fact that he made my knees wobble whenever our eyes met,
I married your Dad because I knew he would love you more than life itself.

I knew he would not only show up, he would be truly present at every milestone of your life.
I knew that he would make you feel loved, and he would never be afraid to say those three magic words:
I love you.

I knew he would be the kind of Dad that every kid deserves.
And I hope you always know how lucky you are to have him.

love, Momma

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    November 21, 2011 at 7:09 am

    you are truly blessed with an amazing family. i love reading about it! it brightens my day to read your new posts. please never stop posting!!

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    Salena Lee @ A Little Piece of Me
    November 21, 2011 at 7:10 am

    This is so sweet! And oh my goodness Lil W is getting so big!! I love to see my husband with my little girls and how he will do anything to make them smile. I love to see how he melts every time they say I love you daddy, I miss you daddy, or the crying, please don’t leave and go to work today daddy. It melts my heart every day.

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    Lori D
    November 21, 2011 at 7:17 am

    That was the sweetest thing e.v.e.r. ! ♥

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    November 21, 2011 at 7:32 am

    did i just tear up? oh i did? ok then!

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    Michelle P
    November 21, 2011 at 7:39 am

    What a beatiful post Ashley. Isn’t it wonderful to know you married such a great guy? I feel like this post was written for my hubby too. So very blessed 🙂

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    November 21, 2011 at 11:45 am

    What a wonderful post. I think there is no greater feeling in the world than watching your husband with your child. It just melts my heart!

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    November 21, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    This is really really sweet. 🙂
    Btw, I love your love story too and I’m looking forward to Part 5! 🙂

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    November 21, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Oh my goodness. You are so right. And LilW is so cute!

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    November 21, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    That’s so sweet. lil W is so stinkin cute! One of my favorite things is to watch my hubby play with my daughter. No one gets her laughing like he does. It’s special.

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    November 21, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    This melts my heart! If I end up with babes any time soon, I’m blaming it on you, little miss momma! 🙂

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    November 21, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    How sweet!! Is sounds like you have a wonderful husband and Lil W has a wonderful dad!

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    November 21, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    This is such a sweet post! I loved reading it. Little W is such a handsome little boy.
    I love watching my hubby play with our makes me fall in love all over again!

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    November 21, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    So I’m crying on a Monday morning before breakfast. That was awesome! Especially the tshirt and fireman boots.

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    Melissa at Tall Blonde
    November 21, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Very sweet post! Sounds like a great guy!

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    Lisa A
    November 21, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Such a sweet post! I hope your little man always knows how much you two love him 🙂

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    November 21, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    this brings tears to my eyes. you have such a beautiful family. i dont have kids yet… but i know that my hubs will be the most amazing father. i cant wait 🙂

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    November 21, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    …goosebumps….almost crying at my desk…at work.

    Such a touching letter. 🙂

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    karla @ bluegrass jewelry designs
    November 21, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    Love this post. My husband is an amazing daddy too.

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    Michelle W
    November 21, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    Such a very sweet post 🙂

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    Melanie Cantelmo
    November 21, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    He is too cute!! You are so blessed!

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    November 21, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    That almost made me want to cry. Sounds like you have an Ah-mazing husband.

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    November 21, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    BEST!!!! I love this. I need to write something like this. Every good dad deserves it!

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    November 22, 2011 at 4:36 am

    Dear Self,
    Do not read LMM while PMS’ing because posts like these will make you cry thinking about how great your husband will be with your kids when you have them.

    🙂 seroiusly though, this is beautiful. I’m so happy for you.

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    November 22, 2011 at 4:58 am

    Okay, cue the tears! That was beautiful! I don’t know how you write such great, inspiring posts on a daily basis. I love this!
    My husband is also one of those rare superstar dads and I pray our son (10 months) realizes this and witnesses our love for him and each other. Thank you for reminding me how blessed we are to have chosen wisely a father for our sons.
    I may have to borrow this post idea. Let ya’ know 🙂

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    November 22, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Just when I think you write the sweetest post ever (your love stories)…you go and out do yourself with this one. You and your family are truly blessed!

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    Sarah @ Scissors and a Whisk
    November 23, 2011 at 1:13 am

    What a sweet post for your little guy.

    He looks a lot like you, by the way 🙂

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    November 23, 2011 at 3:26 am

    tears. so sweet.

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    November 23, 2011 at 4:43 am

    This was so touching, it brought me to tears. Thank you for sharing.

    xoxo, Misty

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    Ashlie B
    November 23, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    This made me tear up like crazy! Truly a wonderful post! 🙂

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    desiree hanlon
    November 23, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    I love this post!! So sweet and beautiful. I write letter to my boys too. It will be such a sweet memory 🙂

    So glad that I found your blog!

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    Jenna H
    December 1, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    I feel the exact same about my Hubby. I hope my little guy turns out just like him!

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    December 4, 2011 at 7:10 am

    So true. I love that my son is just like is daddy even at seventeen months. I see so many personality traits and physical traits. And, I love how my husband is with him.

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    Jennifer Dawn
    January 29, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    What a sweet post!

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