20 June 2010


I am blessed with some amazing men who have given their all for me in real and practical ways.

First, my dad. He has always supported me in all that I do. He taught me algebra in fourth grade. He required good grades or threatened doom and gloom. He taught me how to appreciate taking care in the details and that watching your money and planning ahead is important. He taught me how to ride a bike, change my oil, and keep going when things are hard. He showed me what it means to stand by your family, to love them unconditionally and to do the right thing even when it's not the easiest thing. Most of all, he has loved me. He is an incredible "papa" to my boys, loves them beyond my imagination, and I am afraid, will one day teach them to ride motorized vehicles that only have two wheels. He is one of Lute's heroes, and that means he's one of mine, too. Thanks, Dad, for all you've done, and all you do. You mean the world to me!

My grandpa is nothing short of awesome. He has lived an incredible life that is such an example to me of perseverance and love. He gives a good sermon (wink, wink), loves chocolate as much as I do, loves donuts as much as Lute does, and loves my Grams in a way that gives Nick and I a goal for lifelong love. He has sacrificed for his country and his family. He went skydiving at the age of 80. At 85, he still gets on the floor and plays with my boys. He loves Johnny Cash and old westerns. He has done too many things and loved too deeply for me to ever do him justice in a blog post. The short of it: I love you, Gramps. A lot.

My husband. My unfathomably wonderful Nick. He does everything he can to let us know he loves us. In all my hopes and dreams for a father for my kids, I could not have imagined someone who could fulfill all things the way he does. He does the dishes, gives bottles, snuggles, wrestles, plays trains, tells stories, wipes tushies, sweeps floors, lets me sleep, takes endless trips to the park, pours milk, wipes spills, soothes, disciplines, LOVES. Above all that, he is on his knees for me, for our boys, for our families, every day. He leads us in kindness and faithfulness and I am forever grateful. Couldn't do anything without you, my love.

So, happy Father's Day to you all. I can't imagine my life without any of you. I thank God that He has blessed me with amazing examples of His love and faithfulness. Thankful for me, and thankful that my boys have such awesome men to model themselves after. You're the best!

1 comment:

  1. Stopping from SITS! What special men. Each looks wonderful.