Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Daddy's Day

I was scheduled to work on Father's Day this year.....sad I know but we knew it ahead of time and planned to celebrate Saturday night with a special dinner.
Handmade cards
Fancy drinks
Grilled Ginger/Garlic Chicken
Parmesan Couscous
Summer Squash with Feta Cheese
a couple small gifts
for this special guy who daily caters to 3 needy girls and loves us to the fullest and strives to make us happy. ALWAYS. We LOVE LOVE LOVE him more than words can describe!
Then Sunday morning at 5AM we were happily surprised with a phone call from work to call me off! A gift in and of itself!
The day was ours to enjoy this special guy!
And it went something like this: *sleeping in, morning run by Jon, and brunch not pictured!*
We ended the day at Jon's parents house to celebrate a new dad *their uncle*
and a papa *Jon's dad*
and two little girls finished the day off with doing the dishes to give their day the "day off"!
I seem to be thinking about my own dad lately, not understanding how he chose to walk away from us years and years ago and seemingly never look back. Does he think about us? Does he want to call but feels bad? Does he love us? Does he care about us? What would life be like with a dad? Would I look up to him? Would he be my "hero"? My mind is left to wonder. But how thankful I am to have a mother who was quickly forced into a duel parenting role and did an AWESOME job! AND even better than that I have a Heavenly Father who loves me greater than ANYONE could ever love me......he knows my heart.....my "why's" and "what if's" and more than likely I will never know the answers to those questions until Heaven.....

1 comment:

greenchickadee said...

Sooo, all I can say is how truly blessed your girls will be to never have to wonder about their dad. You did an amazing job choosing a guy who is awesome (hope I can meet him in real life soon!) guy who loves you all. And, seriously, the best part is that you have chosen not to be angry and bitter but to move on towards a beautiful life with your family, doing things the right way. So proud of you and your sweet mom and sisters for picking your heads up and moving upwards!