So, kiddo and I are having a morning conversation. We’re talking about the things we like about his school. It’s my turn and I say that I enjoy having free time and getting to hang out with a friend of mine. He makes a funny face because he doesn’t like that Mommy is having fun without him.
I tell him that he doesn’t understand now but later maybe he will. I tell him that someday when he’s all grown up maybe he’ll meet somebody and fall in love and get married.
He says, “Just like you!”
I pause, caught off guard and my voice cracks. Kiddo who is infinitely wise beyond his four years says, “I love you Daddy!”
I somehow avoid breaking down and give him a kiss and said, “Your Daddy loves you very much!!!!”
And continue the conversation with, “Yes, buddy, just like Mom and Dad. I hope your wife lives a lot longer.”
RIP John- Love you forever and ever always- Mary & Nathaniel