You will be her one and only forever love.
No force of man or nature will put limits on your devotion, commitment or protection of her heart, spirit, life. She will hold the soul within you tightly, letting go only because she knows you are watching to see that she falls softly.
She will be the joyful background music of every day you breathe. Every triumph or failure, from the tiny to the colossal, will mark your heart indelibly. Salty tears will well up at the sweetest moments. She will sit up on your shoulders and try to reach a star, and crumple at your feet with her first broken heart.
You will need your suit of armor, your cape, an arsenal of goodness and trust, and the family and friends who love you in order that you can ward off any evil that may come her way. From this moment on, you are her most fierce defender.
Somehow you knew. Somehow you knew she was part of you, even before she came along. A sleepy thought, feeling, a far off dream, a longing wish, and suddenly you can't remember a moment without her. Funny how that works.
Every day is a day to marvel at the blessing you have been given. You will never take anything for granted as you know the consequence. She will be the force that moves you now and forever to be the best man you can be. In her eyes you will see the reflection of the man you are, and only her judgement will have meaning. She is now the light that illuminates your world.
All your life you worked toward being the man you are. School, family, jobs, careers, relationships, adversity, and all the milestones and stepping stones in between..and here you are, standing at the brink of Fatherhood, answerable to only one tiny heart, for the rest of your days.
And nothing, NOTHING in God's very universe could feel any better.
You are two incredible men, Anthony and Scott. I love you so very much. God bless you and Isabella Grace!