A few years ago I wrote a post about how truly thankful I am for all the Dad’s and Father’s in my life. With each passing year I count those blessings, celebrate the little things, and cherish some of these Men I’m so lucky to have in my life.
There are all kinds of Fathers in this world. Simply fathering a child does not make you a good parent. It takes work, dedication and boundless love to earn and deserve the honour of the coveted title of Daddy. I am blessed to not only have an amazing Dad, but to have a partner in life who is a loving and incredible Daddy to our two girls.
Today is Father’s Day, and with the exception of a few sweet gifts
and a gluttony of over eating we will spend the day like many other Sundays. Mandatory chores that have to be done, some precious time around the pool, perhaps some time on bikes, and a giggle as we share some quickly melting popsicles. In other words, it will be another perfect kind of day.
Today I am thankful that in our house, family is first, that laughs come easily. Hugs and kisses never run out. In this home there is one proud, protective, loving, giving, attentive Daddy. Someone who can be counted on to dry tears, support big dreams, and be there to tuck each child into bed at night. I’m truly blessed to have a partner that is a best friend in this crazy parenting ride.
This past couple of years a best friend has lost her Dad, another has lost her Husband. I can’t imagine the hole this leaves in your heart, and in your every single day.
Today I want to thank my Dad for being strong, for letting me know I was loved. I want to thank my Husband for being the fiercely loving Daddy that he is. Every time I see him playing with our girls I fall in love with him a little more.
Thanks to all the amazing Daddy’s out there, and sending hugs, and strength to those missing loved one’s today. Happy Father’s Day. XOXO