Shortly after Little T was born, I told Big T that I was thinking of starting my own business. He said if anyone could do it, he knew I could. Since the moment the idea popped into my head, he’s been my biggest supporter.
Anyone who has started their own business knows it’s kind of like having another child. You put so much of your heart, energy, and life into it. The first two years were a blur. I don’t remember much, but I do know that somehow Big T took care of our little family, even with a full time job of his own. Big T never complained about having to pick up the slack when I worked 60+ hour weeks, and has been cheering me on since day 1. While I dont remember a lot from those two years, I do have a vivid memory of Little T watching the movie Brave with Big T. There’s this part where Merida is being shown potential suitors. One of them was a big burly man who turned out to be standing in front of a thin skinny guy who was her real suitor.
When Little T saw this burly hunky man, he looked at Big T and with the utmost sincerity said, “Daddy, that man looks just like you!” In Little T’s mind, Big T was/is nothing short of a superhero. 🙂 Big T and I have our fair share of highs and lows, but he’s a super hero in my eyes too, always there supporting us in everything we do. I’ve loved discovering what wonderful dad he is, and I know that he will always have a beautiful and strong bond with Little T.
I guess what I’m trying to say is, Happy Father’s Day Big T! Thank you for steaming my rice every week, thank you for always making sure I don’t fall asleep on the couch, and thank you for making pancakes for Little T every Saturday, and doing all those amazing little things that Dads just do. You really are a super dad, and I’m so grateful to be going through life with you at my side. ❤️