Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

I saw you 21 years ago... and I knew. I knew you were the one. I had to have you. I chose well. You make me proud, you take my breath away and you make me love you.  I am glad to take this journey with you.

On this Father's day, please know, you are loved, respected and are so very deserving of the title "Daddy". We love you.

Big Little

Middle Little

Littlest Little

A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty. - Author Unknown
I love how you stop what you are doing and get down in the floor to play. The things you do when you think no one is looking... the pride in your face when your watching them. They know your heart is for them, this is why they do run to your arms when they are empty.

A father carries pictures where his money used to be. - Author Unknown
You give selflessly without blinking an eye.

There are three stages to a mans life: He believes in Santa Claus, he doesnt beleive in Santa Claus, he is Santa Claus. - Author Unknown
I hope you know the magic you can be, are, and bring to your Littles. Their world is in your hands and shaped by your lessons and traditions.

My Father used to play with my borther and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, "Youre tearing up the grass"; "Were not raising grass," Dad would reply. "Were raising boys." ~ Harmon Killebrew (American Baseball Player 1936)
You know we are not "raising grass", and I love you for this. Grass can regrow, colored on walls can be repainted, spills can be cleaned up... I am glad you know this and take it all in with patience and appreciation.

"Fatherhood is pretending the present you love the most is soap-on-a-rope." - Bill Cosby
I am glad you genuinely love their "gifts" and  make them feel like they just gave you the best gift in the world. In turn, you are giving them one of the best "gifts" in the world... the feeling of love and appreciation.

My Dad always used to tell me that if they challenge you to an after-school fight, thell them you wont wait-you can kick their ass right now." - Cameron Diaz
I love that you try teaching them the right things, yet at the same time "keep it real".

The kind of man who thinks that helping with the dishes is beneath him will also think that helping with the baby is beneath him, and then he certainly is not going to be a very successful father. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
You have never felt anything was "beneath you".... I love you for this. A good lesson for little ones.

It is a wise Father that knows his own child. ~ William Shakespeare
You are wise and we love you. Happy Father's Day!

One of the greatest gifts I ever had
Came from God; I call him Dad - Author Unknown

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