Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sunday's Gratitude Post

A true father ...

A man who

  places his family before all else - his friends, his work, his hobbies
  is always around, and always approachable
  is dependable, who can be counted on no matter what
  considers his children's feelings before his own
  cares about his family, to the extent of sacrifice if need be
  does the right thing not only because it's the right thing but also because he 
      knows he's an example for his kids
  means what he says
  expresses his love in small ways, through the day-to-day routines of life
  is much, much more than words can express. 

To have such a father, a person is lucky. To have two such fathers in her life ... well, that person is extraordinarily blessed. 

My father, a man who has never let me down. My rock, my security through my childhood and well into my adult years.

My father with my sister

My husband, who assumed that weighty job when we married. A father to my children that I wished for in my dreams. For me, my dreams became reality. 

My husband with T

How lucky that I would find a man equal to my father? Was it a good choice based on a good role model? Maybe. Was it some fundamental wisdom on my part? Doubtful. Was it chance, fate, destiny? Who knows? I'm just glad I was so fortunate.

Happy Father's Day to you both.

And thank you.


  1. Yes, indeed! Happy Father's Day to all the fathers out there. I am thankful for the THREE amazing ones in my life. My husband (who just took off after a meeting to play ball with my son, since he was begged to by the kiddo, and who cooked for us for the WHOLE week - 6 hours it took him!), my Dad (who just thoughtfully browsed store after store to find the perfect book for my son, and who emails him bedtime stories even after leaving Austin after a 2 month visit), and my grandfather (who taught us all about humility and integrity and loved us much to put into practise)...


  2. Happy Father's Day!