So Father’s day. We have a lot to celebrate today… I mean of course it’s Danny’s big first time celebrating… He’s thrilled to be a dad and he’s even more thankful that adoption was the means he became a father. Danny still gets teary looking at his little girl for a long time or when he tells her the “Vera-lou story”– her adoption story. Danny is an awesome dad and wanted to make sure we especially celebrate Vera-lou’s birth father, today– Padre J. It’s also his first father’s day. Though he won’t get to snuggle Vera-lou like Danny or share photographs of himself holding her with pride. But we want to celebrate the first graduate of high school in his family with sharing a letter he wrote to Vera-lou:
Dear Vera-lou ,
This here is your birth father writing to you around the time of my first Father’s day. I am going to be talking about how I am doing, what my plans are for this summer, and of course how much I miss you.
I just wanted to let you know that I am doing great, and that I am an official graduate of the class of 2014! I made it, and it was a very happy moment for me sweetie as well as it would have been for you if you would’ve been here with me, but by the looks of your beautiful smile in the pictures I got, you were still happy to see that I made it. I want to thank you for being my cute-motivation baby because I couldn’t have done it without you cheering me up for my last test which I aced. You made me go in that room so positive that I didn’t have to worry about not passing the test. I would also like to thank your parents Brandi and Danny for helping me and telling me to stay strong for that test. They were also the reason why I didn’t have any doubts on that test! Once again thank you all for being such a BIG help! I love y’all so much, I couldn’t have done it without y’all pushing me.
Well now that you know I graduated let me tell you what’s next. Which is usually the next step after graduating high school, college. I am going to work and go to school at the same time. And I am going to achieve this goal because I know that I can do it, but not only for myself but also as well for you mamas. I’m gonna do anything I have to just to graduate college especially because I know I can do it! Well that’s basically what’s going on with me or should I say education wise.
I miss you so much Vera-lou that words can’t even describe how much I miss you. I miss you so much that when I go and visit you I just wanna pick you up and grab you in my arms and give you the biggest bear hug ever and never let go. And I also can’t wait for us to all go out as one whole family. I would love to go and visit y’all this summer, but I need to save up some more money so I know that I’ll still have money to spoil my little princess. So hopefully I can get it done by the end of this summer or by the time that school starts because I really miss you. Well I hope to see you soon baby, I just want you to know that I love and miss you so much!
Goodbye Vera-Lou, I’ll see you soon! ☺️❤️
We love you Padre J and we too cannot wait to meet you in person. Padre J wasn’t able to be at Vera-lou’s birth or meet us, we have facetimed with him and now keep him as updated as Mama T. They both are doing well. It’s amazing to us, how much these “kids” love their daughter. They want to know everything about her and even noticed the little scratch she managed to get from her freshly trimmed nails. Their love for her is an example to us of the Father-God’s love for us all. It is full of sacrifice and it’s apart of a bigger picture that we all have to wait to see how it is all redeemed.
Happy first Father’s day Danny and Padre J.
Photo Credit: s. Fawn DeViney