I can't wait to see you graduate to Middle school.
I can't wait to see you go on your own to your first PG-13 movie.
I can't wait to hear your voice crack.
I can't wait to teach you how to shave.
I can't wait to hear about the first time you ask a girl out.
I can't wait until your first kiss.
I dread your first broken heart.
I can't wait to be there to console you and help pick you up.
I'm excited to be able to see how you heal, and grow.
I can't wait to be proud, and sad, as you take your date to prom.
I can't wait to be proud, and sad, as you graduate from High School and move on to college.
I can't wait to see you grow up, and become a man.
I can't wait to see you meet the love of your life, and hear about that moment when you first realize that she is.
I hope to share your life with you, not just as your dad, but as your best friend.
Believe me when I say these decisions I make now, are the hardest I'll ever make.
As much as they'll hurt you, they scare me more.
What are you going to think when we tell you?
How will you react?
Are you going to hate me forever?
Will you ever understand?
I'm not just doing this for me.
One day you'll meet a girl.
I want her to be your everything.
I want you to know how to treat her.
I want you to know what love is.
What you see now...this isn't it.
You can't settle for this.
You deserve better than this.
Even if you don't know it yet.
I'm sorry for how I am going to hurt you.
I'm sorry for breaking our family apart.
I'm sorry for the questions, and the tears.
Believe me when I say that for every tear you cry
I have cried a thousand more.
I'm sorry if you ever think anything was your fault.
It's not. It never will be.
This is about other people's mistakes.
And in them, the one thing that was right was you.
Right now you're a boy.
One day you will be a man.
I can't wait to see how you grow and mature
Every step of the way.
I love you in ways you will never know.
I hope one day you will see that in this act of selfishness
This is also an act of love.