Sunday, June 15, 2008

Ode to the men in my life...

As Fathers Day was approaching I was thinking just how lucky I have been in my life. First I was born to wonderful parents. My Dad was the best! He was always willing to play with us kids, laugh with us, and TEASE us! I don't think I ever remember getting a lecture from my Dad. All he had to do was give us a look and the fact that I might have disappointed him (because he never would say it outright) was worse than if he had yelled at us. He is so knowledgeable to. I can go to him with any question and its amazing to me how much he knows yet he would be the last one to try to show you how smart he is. As we got older it was always fun to bring friends home because they thought that my Dad was the coolest! He was so funny and so personable and they loved being around him. Even as I watch my Dad now as a Grandpa its amazing. Hes so great with my kids and he is always taking then to the park and to McDonald's to play. He is never to tired to listen to them or play with them. I love you Dad and I'm so glad that I had the chance to be your little girl!

I also have been blessed beyond anything I could have comprehended with the Father of my children. I don't think I have ever seen another man that is as good with kids as John. He has a way of turning everything into a game for the kids so that they want to listen and do what Dad says because its fun! He comes home each day and no matter what our kiddos are doing when they hear that door open Davis drops whatever he is doing and runs to the door yelling, "Dad, Dad, Dad!" Davis always just wraps himself up in Johns arms and lays his head on his shoulder. Caleb as soon as he hears the lock clicking runs and hides. John always takes the time to go hunt him down and act surprised when Caleb is hiding in the same spot he has been hiding in for weeks! In the morning if Caleb is asleep when John leaves he will come in and say sadly that he forgot to give Dad a "hug, kiss, high five, knuckles, I love you, and I love you too!" Nothing compares with the kids delight in being able to ride in Dads truck or ride on the long board with him. Before the father son I had put the boys car seats into Johns truck and the kids sat in them patiently for more than a half an hour with big smiles of anticipation because they knew they were going with Daddy! Each night after dinner he plays with the kids and gets them ready for bed and teaches them out of the Scriptures and lets me just get a little break. John never complains when he gets up to help me in the night with babies or sick kids and he has endless patience with them. Our family is so lucky to have such a great man to be the head of our house! He got a fathers day card from his parents today and the front of it said, "When it comes to Fatherhood you're a natural"...I cant think of anyone who that is more true for! We love you Daddy!

3 comments:

Grandma Caroline said...

Well put Lisa! We are all blessed because of the wonderful men in all our lives.

SLO Rober said...

What a nice tribute. I think you and John are such a great match. And Caleb just says the cutest things. I'm glad we get to hear all about them on the blog. Tell him we are really looking forward to seeing him and Davis (Don't tell Davis Ty is coming. He-He!)

C, D, & S Henderson said...

So true!!