Sunday, June 15, 2008

YAY! Father's Day

I love love LOVE Father's Day.  I've always loved celebrating my daddy because he's always been so darn humble and unassuming that I can't really celebrate him like I want to unless I have a "hallmark" holiday excuse :-)  And this year, I celebrate my wonderful hubby too!  How lucky am I to have two of the most amazing men in the world in my little life and in my sweet little Layla's life??  And I really can't stress enough how convinced I am that father's are one of the most important people in a girl's life--if not THE most important.  You guys set the bar for each and every guy we let into our lives...you help us build self confidence...you encourage us to be adventurous...and you introduce us to things like the Rolling Stones :-)

I have to tell you, I was thinking the other day about the importance of dads--especially with all the kids in the world who don't really have fathers or even father figures.  This was one of my conclusions.  I realized that most of my conceptions about God and what He must be like stem from my dad and the role he played in my life--his character, his attitude, the way he loved me and disciplined me (which I guess are one in the same) :-)  And wow--how lucky am I to have had such an amazing, every day example of God's love in my life.  I remember even as a small child thinking of how patient, compassionate, gentle and forgiving God must be...I knew He had to be all of these things because my dad...my "father" was--is--all of those things.  Sooooooo...thank you dad.  

And now I get the chance to watch Neil with Layla and I am so amazed at that interaction.   I feel so blessed to have something new to love about Neil every time I see the two of them together.  I love to hear them laughing while I'm in the other room, I love to walk in and see Neil showing Layla how to use the tape measurer, HA...and I am absolute putty in his hands after I see him changing a diaper--especially if its a yucky one.  But more importantly...I feel this strange sense of respect for Neil when I think about him being a daddy.  Again--I am such a lucky and blessed girl.

Thank you Neil William...thank you for being so stinkin amazing at everything you do.  I love you :-)

3 comments:

Matt & Beth Rollins said...

I couldn't agree more. The responsibility of fatherhood is so great...they have pretty big shoes to fill. Hey, by the way...I a blogger now! I just started working on my site yesterday. Not too impressive, but I'm working on it. What were you doing blogging at 4am? You're supposed to be finished with those late nights!

Michelle said...

aww, my heart is all fuzzy and warm! :)

Anna said...

so great! I love you guys! Neil gave me your blog address and I'm so glad to keep up with you guys!

I feel the same way about my father too!

XO from New England!