Sunday, June 15, 2008

Father's Day

Father's Day is kind of tricky for me. I didn't have much of an interest in father's day until I had Maya and Aric became a father. In fact, it was a very difficult day for me, in some ways it still is. I'm not sure I'm ready to get into all of that, so I won't. I will just say this, to the men who were there, my tios, my Grandpa Bob, Gary (married to "my Karen") and to my step-dad Joe who came later on in my life...thank you and I love you. You have been wonderful stand-ins.

Today I honor Aric, the father of my children.

He has shown me what it would have been like to have the best dad in the world. Everyday I watch him with our children I see what I missed. But then again, I also see what I did right. I refused to settle when it came to finding the father of my children. I made sure I got it right so that my kids would have it right. Here is what they got...

A dad who will sit through Princesses on Ice, High School Musical, Annie and listen to the Wicked soundtrack over and over again...just to name a few very unmanly things we put him through on a regular basis.

A dad who will take them to dentists and doctors appointments just so they can get treats afterwards.

A dad who will blow dry their hair and even attempt to put in pony tails.

A dad who will make them pancakes, waffles or french toast for every meal if I let him.

A dad who will rearrange his work schedule to be at soccer games, school functions, piano and dance recitals.

A dad who tells them they are beautiful every single day and tucks them in every single night with a hug and a kiss, and a jump on the bed.

A dad who will give them a priesthood blessing at the drop of a hat when they need one.

A dad who will always be there to love them, watch over them and protect them.

This is the father of my children. This is why I celebrate father's day.


The Hansen Clan said...

You guys are so fun and do so many great things together. This was a beautiful (and much deserved) post - Happy Father's Day Aric!

Ilene said...

Looks like you made the right choice, huh?

Oh, I can't wait to send Dan to his first Ice Capades when our little girl gets old enough. That will be fun.

Melissa-Mc said...

What a blessing Aric is in you and your daughters' lives. Hope he has a great Father's Day.

PS Love the Daughters song on your Playlist. It goes great with this day.

Meghann said...

CUUUUUUUTE PICTURES!!! (Is Aric wearing glasses in the last picture? I had no idea he wore glasses! Huh, ya learn somethin' new every day.)

Motherhood for Dummies said...

oh what a sweet guy you got there! And cuuuuute pictures! Love the fact that he will do their hair. That is so sweet.

Natalie said...

From the sound of your last two posts, you married one heck of a guy! And I especially love that you knew that you deserved one heck of a guy:)!

Lauren said...

He sounds like a wonderful father :)

I love that picture of him at Princesses on, that is a devoted Daddy!