When I was a child he taught me how to properly eat an icecream cone.
When I was a teenager he told me not to get 'caught up' in myself. There would always be someone smarter, someone prettier, someone driving a cooler car than mine.
When I went away to college he said, with a lump in his throat, that he was proud and if college were easy, everyone would do it.
When I was a newlywed he loved my husband like his own son.
When I delivered my son, he delivered fast food to my post partum room. Long John Silver's was his favorite and thought it would also be mine after a tough labor. <smiles>
The other day at lunch with him and my two children, he told me he was so proud of the way I was raising them.
Seeing him with my daughter makes me feel as though I've reincarnated and now get to witness his love all over again...from the beginning.