Sunday, June 18, 2006

Happy Fathers Day!!

Happy Fathers Day to my Dad.

I grew up with my dad in the military. We moved from time to time. I learned discipline and structure but also softness. I remember being 8 and seeing him crying over his brother dying, and knowing that sometimes men do cry. I remember being around 7 and him having tears in his eyes when he spanked me for lying and trying to blame my trouble making on my little brother. I remember when I was a teenager him covering for me because we both know my mom is wonderful but prone to dramatics and would have blown my bad judgment way out of portion. He let me know I did wrong and that he didn't approve but he let it stay between us and because of that I didn't do it again. He isn't perfect and sometimes I look back and feel that he treated my brother and I on different levels, but after really looking at that I am glad I was on the level that learned structure and love could work together. He didn't let me get away with everything and he set boundaries and it has helped me become who I am. So happy fathers day dad...here is a pic of my dad (far left) with my mom, hubby, me and the kiddos from Christmas.



Happy fathers day to my dear hubby....

I may be bias but I think you are one of the greatest fathers. Our kids know that you love them. You take time to do things with them, you show them that dads can do housework (I love that part), you show them men can be gentle and strong. You make a point to arrange your scheudle so that you can be at things that are important to them. You show them how important they are. Best of all you show that you can be a big kid too when you are down in the floor playing the newest gamecube game, or playing hide and seek in the house, playing pokemon, you show that what they love is important to you. Thanks for being the best! I love you and Happy Fathers Day!
A pic where hubby looks tired, but I still like it from Easter of this year.

5 comments:

dakotablueeyes said...

that's so sweet. lol Boys are treated differently I know my brothers were compared to me but it all boils down to He Loves Us ALL

BarnGoddess said...

beautiful family! nice post, dads are so important, they help us become the people we are today.

your kids are cute, loved thier pics, ALL smiles, both look happy.

Heather/SHTEZQ said...

that is a great post happy fathers day to both of the special men in your life hope their day was perfect.

trisha said...

that is nice! you have a beautiful family!

trisha said...

that is nice! you have a beautiful family!