I’m thankful for Collin Patrick and Whitley Finnegan Adams. They are the light in my soul and the two greatest sons a man could ask for. Every moment I have with them is cherished and savored, and even though the time is never enough, I am grateful for what we do get to spend together. Of all the jobs and roles I’ve filled, “Daddy” has fit the best, and I’m thankful that I have gotten to experience it.
If you boys ever read this, please know that there has not been one second when you weren’t the most important thing in my life. When we are apart, there is not one fraction of a second when I don’t miss you. And even though I am 500 miles away in body, I am always with you in spirit. No man has ever loved his sons more than I love you boys, and I am proud of both of you.
I hope with all my heart that one day we’ll have more time together. There’s so much I want to teach you about life and manhood, lessons your grandfather and great-grandfather taught me. There’s so much I want to teach you about the world, about the possibilities and potentials around us. Please know that I am doing everything I can to have that time with you.
Today is my birthday, and I wish you were here to share it with me. There is nothing else I’d rather do on my birthday than play with you guys. You both are the funniest and sweetest children in the world, and I am blessed and thankful and grateful to be your father and daddy and parent. Thank you, my sons, for being so wonderful. I love you.