Dan is the closest man in Maeve's life -- without a doubt they both love each other. Dan met Maeve at her Valentine's craft party at school last week because I had to work. I got a phone call later that day from a friend of mine who saw them together just to tell me how great Dan was with Maeve.... he was so attentive and caring. It just makes you feel so good to know that your child is loved, and have that be obvious to others that don't even know him.
Mike is another handpicked male figure for Maeve. Although we don't live in the same town, whenever we do get to see each other he makes it a point to make Maeve feel special. He loves Maeve, she knows it, and its reciprocated too. Both Dan and Mike are Maeve's godparents and they have proven themselves to be good choices. I wasn't worried :-)
And, of course my brother, Todd. Maeve loves him and I think Todd's loving having a little person around again. I couldn't be happier that we now live so close to each other again... its huge for both Maeve and I to have his whole family here now.
Honestly, we are so lucky to have so many involved friends and family in our lives. I knew they were awesome before I brought Maeve home, but it is remarkable to me how amazing they are with Maeve... which makes me love all of them even more.