Saturday, June 15, 2013

A Father's Day Note

I know what it's like raising the kids with the daily demands and struggles of life but it's hard to imagine what it's like for a man. There is a lot of pressure to provide for their families, keep them safe and create a loving and stable environment. For my hubby and me, we have only grown more patient, loving, and conscientious since having children. Being with them day in, day out, makes us realize that there is more to life than work, chores and the daily grind. It forces us to stop and see the wonder in the small things: a rolly polly crawling on the sidewalk, a pretty flower and the joy of savoring a Popsicle, one drip at a time. They make us slow way down.
I've seen my husband grow in his faith, in patience and in integrity and I couldn't be prouder. Not only does he work a full day and then come home to more side jobs so we can enjoy fun family extras, but he always makes time for the kids. Whether it's playing a little Mario Bros. with them or snuggling before bed, he takes time to show his love. Oh, and he shows that he loves and respects their mommy too, being the best role model for them both. My daughter will never have to wonder how she should be treated, holding a high standard for the suitors to come. And my son will, God willing, follow Daddy's footsteps and be a kind, hard-working and honest man. With so many men out there who leave their families, mistreat their wives and abuse their children, I feel blessed to be living such a privileged and sweet life. I'm so grateful I chose Mike to be my husband and never take my blessings for granted. I was fortunate enough to have the same foundation my daughter does, with a clued-in father who is to this day, one of my biggest confidantes, supporters and fans. He is one of the first people I call when a crisis arises, when I need advice or when I just need to vent. He encourages me to follow my passions, cheering on my latest hair brained scheme and has never once allowed me to doubt myself. I'd say I got pretty lucky!
So on this Father's Day, show that special dad in your life how much you care. Our good men need to be appreciated!

1 comment:

  1. Ok, now I'm crying! Very touching and true, Em :)