Life has a way of testing your breaking points
It often knows when you are least able to handle another trial
And it throws another one your way.
You discover the true meaning of stress
You find out what love really is during these times
You learn that love doesn’t always mean “like”
You learn that love doesn’t always mean agreement
Yet you discover that even so that love sticks by your side.
You realize that even when you’re angry or upset or disagree
You want that love by your side for every challenge, every trial, every hardship
Because you know that love will help give you the strength you need to fight through.
Or tell you the words you need to hear
Or be your support when you feel you have none.
You learn what love really is when your faith and strength are tested
And after a while just come to accept trials in stride
Because you know that you will make it. You know you will get through it.
And will be stronger for it.
I have someone who makes me feel this love
Someone who will support my dreams no matter what.
Someone who only gets stronger when things get tougher.
And who inspires me to keep moving onward.
I know I am quite fortunate
And I want to make sure to never take this for granted
Because the sight of this love…
The sight of my rose
Makes wading through life’s thorns…
This is fatherhood…