Eight Dad Days Old

19 Jun

You are old enough as a dad to know about the comfort of snuggles on the couch while watching tv, play-wrestling on the living room floor (that usually ends with someone in tears after immense happiness) and endless hours of catching the kids as they jump in the pool or ask to be carried from Point A to Point B.

You are old enough to know about scraped knees that you magically fixed by poking the injured child in the armpit creating laughter and healing (this does not work when I do it, by the way), sleepless nights due to sickness or baby schedules, lunches for school, routines for morning, noon and night and countless (and difficult) time-outs and punishments.

You are old enough to know the importance of putting your children first and you never show a selfish heart in anything you do.

You have not made it to the driving years, serious relationship years, out past curfew years or broken bone years yet, but as we experience this parenthood journey together, I know I can always look to you to try to figure out the best way to handle the challenges and heartaches.

Happy 8th Father’s Day, Andrew. The kiddos and I (Joey and Clark, too) are so very lucky to call you ours. Thank you for being “just you” – as you always tell me. The kids thank you too.

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Decorating Dad's Day Cake

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They can't wait to give and receive.

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Sweet words of love from Nia.

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Nate says it says, "I love to play baseball with you."


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