Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there. It is a special day to honor the men in our kid's lives. They are so vital to our families.
I was blessed to have the greatest father! He has always poured love into my life and continues to do so. I love to spend time with my father. Growing up we would take long "drives" to go look at his projects. This was a special time with him. Even though he was working, it made me feel special to get to have alone time with him. He would teach me about grading and easements and silt fences....lots of useful information for me now!!!
Now that I am older I enjoy our time when we go walking together. It is fun to connect and share about life. I think we challenge each other to think about life and God in new ways. I love you dad and am so thankful for your role in my life!

My kids are also blessed to have a great father. I am thankful that Paul shares in my beliefs of wanting to be the ones to raise our children and teach them values. I think of what an incredible job he did when he was home with the kids when I went back to work. The first day leaving Julia with him when she was 4 months old. He wanted me to write out a basic schedule, but nothing more. He said "mom's are not born knowing what to do...I can figure this out." And he did. He did a great job and then had two at home by himself. He many times did a better job then I did. I was always so impressed how he could take a 2 year old and an infant out of the house. I couldn't even manage that!

Lastly, the most special father's day gift of all....Happy Father's Day to Scott Dideon who traveled to China this week and got to meet his son Winston at the orphanage today. You have to read this amazing story from the Dideons.

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