We got to Boston on Friday night, just in time to celebrate Father's Day with Aric on Sunday. Obviously this little Father's Day tribute is a little late, but every word is heart felt and needs to be shared.
With all the packing I had to do the girls made me keep track of the Father's Day gifts that they had made for Aric. It was very sweet how those were the items they were most concerned about.
Aric had never had Boston Cream Pie before so that is what he wanted for his Father's Day dessert. I went to a famous bakery close by but I didn't realize that I had to pre order it so if I was going to make his dessert dreams come true I was on my own to make one...from scratch. I have since made four and think I have finally nailed it.
This was definitely one of the more meaningful Father's Day we have celebrated. Being apart from Aric made us all appreciate him more than we ever have before...
These are some of the reasons that the kids think Aric is such a great dad:
"He likes to wrestle and have tickle fights. He will play with clue and "honkeybonk". He makes fun pancakes. He reads books to them. He times them when they swim. He gives them blessings. He teaches them how to throw and catch a football. He teaches them funny songs and other funny things."
I couldn't have picked a better man to be the father for my children. It is hands down the best decision I ever made. He is fun and loving, but firm when he needs to be. But the number one reason why Aric is such a great dad is because the only thing that comes before his family is his relationship with God. He lives by example what he wants his children to become.
I know I'm painting quite the picture of perfection but I assure you he is not. It's actually one of the things I appreciate about him. He is not perfect and he is not too proud to admit when he is wrong, he frequently has to ask his kids to forgive him...and they always do.
In a world where fathers are more absent than present, I am so grateful my amazing husband who is ever present and constant in the lives of my children...
"Father . . . is ever willing to sacrifice his own comfort for that of his children. Daily he toils to provide the necessities of life, never complaining, ever concerned for the well-being of his family. This love for children, this desire to see them well and happy, is a constant in a time of change."Thomas S Monson - President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Love You Babe. You Are Awesome.