I don't think you ever really know how your partner is going to be as a parent. I think you have an idea of what you want your partner to be but you never really know until they become a parent. And I have to say that my partner is quickly surpassing what I thought he would be. Seeing him with baby J is indescribable. It fills my heart in a way I've never known and it brings a smile to my face that I've never had.
My hubby is not an emotional guy to the outside world. He can be sensitive but will never let you know. He's guarded and likes to act tough but don't let that you fool you. He's got the biggest heart and deep down a soft spot. Once you get to know him you learn that his eyes give him away every time. I have the privilege of watching his eyes fill with pride when he looks at our baby boy. I have the privilege of seeing a smile I've never seen before slide across his face when he sees his boy.
I would imagine that fathers and sons have a special relationship. I can't speak to this relationship as I only know a father/daughter relationship, which I hope the hubs will get to experience for himself one day. But even if we only ever have baby J or only ever have boys, I have high hopes for their relationship. I hope they have the kind of relationship where baby J who will eventually, God willing, turn into boy J, young man J and man J can always go to his dad no matter what the circumstance or situation. I hope they have the kind of relationship that continues to grow and evolve. I hope they have the kind of relationship where they both learn from one another. I hope they have the kind of relationship where they both teach each other. I hope they have the kind of relationship that will last a lifetime and not end or stall because baby J has grown up and gone off into the world as his own being.
Happy Father's Day!