Monday, June 16, 2008

A Day Late and a Dollar Short.

John and I were up in Logan last minute for a long weekend for an interview he had. It's been all party, party (and working via the internet for me) so I didn't have a chance to post a Happy Father's Day wish to the best couple dads I know! One day late is not bad for me anyway I must admit.
To John:
I asked you the other day if you really wanted to have kids, your reply was simply 'yes, because I know it will make me happy.' I've never seen you change a diaper, I've never seen you handle a tantrum, I've never seen you coach a little league game, but I know you're a wonderful father. I see it in the easy way you take on all your responsibilities, and the great love you always show. And the way your nieces and nephews make you smile. I love how happy you were when you found out Leland was coming in to our lives, how strong you were through the whole process, the beam in your eyes when you saw your very first son, and the proud way you introduced him to everyone as your little baby. You were strong enough for both of us, and ready to take on any challenge you had to - and pick up my slack and spoil me rotten in the process. I love you!
To my Dad:

Great expression dad! Not used to be the subject of the photo, are you?

Maybe you didn't know what to say, but you were sure always around to say it if you thought of anything - and that's the most important part. I know how hard you always worked for us and how you'd do anything if we asked. You are an important part of who I am and there are so many qualities in you that I'd like to emulate. I know I give you a hard time about getting all your bad genetic features, but I also think if I get just a few of your good traits, I'll be just fine! I think I inherited a lot of your passions, photography, travel, Broadway, fresh fruit (although the passion for tending to the trees is a little lacking!), beautiful art, etc. I hope you had a great father's day. I'm glad we could be there for it!

Hope everyone had good ones!


cara lou said...

Christie, you made ME cry! That was really beautiful. I'm so glad that you have two such great men in your life!

Nikki said...

precious! very touching!! kleenex, please?