Happy Father’s Day to the best Father my children could ever know.
Father’s Day tends to be a little more subdued than Mother’s Day, but not around here. I can’t help but share my appreciation and gratitude for the wonderful father my husband is to my children. I’m happy that I can say that with utmost honesty and sincerity. My children are truly blessed to have a father who is as good as he is.
Quite honestly – some days – he’s a much better parent than I am.
I can already see it. He’s going to be the parent that the kids go to when I say no. 🙂
While I worry about the future and am constantly thinking ahead at what’s coming up next; he lives in the present. He enjoys the time he has with his son and daughter. His mind isn’t whirling with other thoughts, mental checklists or worries about what hasn’t even happened yet. That’s his gift.
He has a patience and a gentleness that cannot be compared. He is a jedi master at working through a 2 year old’s tantrums. He has a way of easing her through her emotions with a calm demeanor and a soothing voice. When he sits down to play with them, he has the innate ability to truly get down to their level and interact with them in a way that makes sense.
He’s generous and excitable – often like a kid himself – when it comes to giving them what they want. I love how the gifts he gives them reflect just how often they’re on his mind. Each precious gift speaks to what each child currently loves. He’s a quiet man, but his mind is fully aware of what his family is up to.
I’m incredibly fortunate as a mother and wife to have a partner who is equally available, if not more so, to our family. There isn’t one single task that he won’t take on. He understands fully the work that goes into being a parent and carries the load right along with me.
He’s often the last one down at night and the first one up in the morning. Breakfast is always ready for Malia before she goes to school. Maxim is already fed and cheerfully playing with his toys well before I come down from getting Malia ready in the morning. It’s a joy to see how much he’s embraced fatherhood and takes that role seriously. It’s a gift that our kids will be influenced by and grow up with.
Truly, they couldn’t have been blessed with a better father.
So I salute him this day. I praise him for being the man that he is. And I thank God, every single day, that he gave me this man to share my life with. I couldn’t be the mother that I am without him as my kids’ father.
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!
Happy Father’s Day to my own dad – a man who has taught me about hard work and sacrifice. The sentimental words don’t typically pass between us, but the love is definitely there. I hope you’re enjoying your vacation as it is well deserved!