Father's Day is this Sunday June 16th. I'd just like to take a quick minute to wish all the men in my life a VERY HAPPY Father's Day.
To my husband-you are my EVERYTHING. My rock, my biggest supporter, my strongest ally. Thanks for all you do for me, for our kids, for our family. Thank you for letting me get a dog. Thank you for supporting me when I decided to take a huge leap of faith and begin my adventure in to social media. I know that had to be hard for you because you are not as social as me. Thank you for working so hard for us. We do not want for anything (well, I'd LOVE a Porsche Cayenne, but I'll work on getting that on my own ) I wrote a little something special for James.
James and I married when we were in our late 20′s. I was 27, he was 28. We waited years to have children. I was 32 when our first child was born, he was 33.
Looking back, I know I became a mother before Haley was even born. When I was pregnant with her, I was already her mother. A Trisomy18 false-positive scared me to my core. My husband took it in stride. And then she was born and my husband became a father.
The day my husband became a father, I loved him even more.
The day my husband caught Ella in the flower garden, he amazed me beyond belief and 359 days later….
The day my husband caught Ronin, I knew he was capable of anything.
The strong hands that held mine – now held tiny little fingers.
The strong arms that held me – now cradled a soft, sleeping baby.
The chest that rested my head – now rested a sleeping newborn.
The voice that used to sing me to sleep, was now soothing an upset infant.
And when I see him with them now, I know: marrying him was the best decision I ever made.
I love you James. Happy Father’s Day.
To my dad-I know you sometimes read my blog. I hope you decide to read it today. I know things are different between us now than they used to be. I remember being a young child and you were my everything. We had an unbreakable bond. But as we both got older, things changed. I moved away to go to college, I got married and moved further away. And now I have my own family. It's hard to believe I haven't seen you since September. It makes me sad. But it's life. And sometimes life sucks. Just know that I will always love you and I think of you every single day. You helped to shape me in to the person I am today.
Happy Father's Day!!