Saturday, June 18, 2011

Ode to my Baby Daddy

I'm feeling kind of reflective this Father's Day. Thinking of all the dads I know and the one's who've been the most influential in my life.

My #1 had to fly out and will miss this Father's Day with us. Luckily I was able to get him the running jacket he coveted ahead of time.

But I do wish the boys and I could have made him breakfast in bed, or hot chocolate chip cookies before he left. He's worth way more than a LIVESTRONG windbreaker, that's for sure.

Its pretty easy pinpoint the other beloved man in my life, Grandpa. My Grandfather not only told/tells great stories, but he and my Nana took us girls all over the country.

Strong, consistent, reliable. 

Granddad always made sure his children and children's children were taken care of.

He's is the one man that's been present from the start. Sometimes the strong/silent types get over looked, but I will always appreciate the steadfastness of my papa.

It was the mirror image of his character traits that sold me on my husband. A strong, dependable, family man.

So what do I love most about my babies' daddy?

Its knowing he'll hold it down for us, making sure there's never lack. And the fact that he takes his word seriously, if he agrees to do something, its as good as done. Our sons love him beyond words, and knowing how easily they can talk him into a visit to Meijers Superstore doesn't hurt either.

Perhaps most importantly, my husband is totally committed to our family and our union. I love him for that.

Happy Father's Day to all the daddies out there. Especially those that are
Army Strong! ;o)