Sunday, June 21, 2009

a message

There is such a variety of Dads in the world. They are tall, short, skinny and big bellied. They have long hair, short hair, or even no hair (sorry Uncle Nick). They can be serious and bookish or funny and carefree. All the same most Dads are characters in the big picture of life. We need them to be characters, we would be lost without being able to yell at them about wearing plaids and stripes. And what would we laugh at if we couldn't watch them parade around the yard with their new chainsaw, cutting limbs every which way until the yard looks like a tornado went through it.

I shall share a message in honor of Father's Day because as you can guess he is the best Dad ever.

Our family is not a traditional one in the sense that you don't come home from work at 5:00 and yell "Honey, I'm home". You are not Ward Cleaver, you are you. When the sting of missing you catches up with our children you always provide just the words of wisdom and care they need. They can feel the glow of your love whether you are near or far. This is because you are a great Dad. Thank you for giving each one of our kids the spark in your eye, the zest to discover life and the ability to enjoy it.
They love you so very much--as do I.


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a beautiful post! You have a beautiful family and a husband to be proud of! He is ensuring that our country stays greater sacrifice! Thank you!

Leila said...

How lovely.

Your children are beautiful. I'm sure this made your husband's day!

God bless!

whimsically said...

I'm sure today wasn't easy for any of you. You are in our thoughts & prayers..we are especially thankful for our freedom as a result of your sacrifices. Thank you for sharing!

Beck said...

This is such a lovely post and your husband is a lucky man to have such gorgeous children and a thoughtful, loving & supportive wife. It must be hard for all of you being seperated and I hope he is back home asap x

Laura said...

and now I love him too

Emily said...

Wow. Ok, I'm teary-eyed.

Driver 8 said...

Kate -- I am sorry I am late to this most wonderful of Father's Day wishes. You are the greatest thing that has ever happened to me, and to our beautiful wonders. Drive safely & watch for those who don't. I will call you soon...Ken