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Letter to my Son

Happy 7th Birthday son

Dear CJ,

I want to take this time and acknowledge you on this wonderful day…your birthday. June 18th, 2008, I found out the true definition of love, what unconditional love means. I remember holding you for the first time and staring into your eyes, at that moment my life has forever changed. You are my strength, you are my backbone, you are my purpose in life. You have given me the definition of life. You have made me a better man. I'm not perfect, but everyday I live to be a great example for you to follow. I know there is distance between us, with you living in Canada and I'm living in the States, but no distance can stop the love I have for you. There's not a day that goes by that I don't think of you. I'll always need you son no matter what age I am. You have made me laugh, made me proud, made me cry, seen me cry, hugged me tight, seen me fail, cheered me up, cheered for me, kept me on my toes. CJ you're the most wonderful boy in the world. I promise we will be friends forever. Thankful and blessed to call you my son. Remember son, I can play like a kid, give advice like a friend, and protect like a body guard. You are my strength. Son, you might have outgrown my lap, but never my heart. Being a father has been without a doubt the greatest achievement, pride and inspiration. Fatherhood has taught me unconditional love, reinforce the importance on giving back, and taught me to be a better person, and for that I'm forever grateful. Happy 7th Birthday CJ!!! The best gift I can give you is that I BELIEVE in you. I believe you can be anything you want to be. A wise man once said "A man who won't die for something isn't fit to live"-MLK. I live for you. Love you my big prince. 

Love Dad, 

Charlie Villanueva #believeincharlie

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