Happy Father’s Day to all the daddies out there! I’m fortunate to have spent the day with my daddy as well as my baby’s daddy. 🙂 I made my daddy a father (I’m the oldest of three), so I’d say I’m pretty special. With the first kid, you’re trying to figure out how to do this parenting thing. Too strict, too easygoing, too much stimulation, too much TV time, crazy high expectations, crazy low expectations…I want to be a good parent…I want my kid to like me…I want him/her to be successful…I want him/her to know how to fail, pick up the pieces, and move on. Gosh, being a parent is tough! My own father is a complex individual with deep waters. Perhaps that is why I’m the same with my own type of deep waters. Although I won’t say that he’s a ball of sunshine or that he was the perfect father, he was the one I needed. I’m quite sure I would not be who I am if God had plunked me down with someone else. I’m most thankful for how strong he has made me.
My Holden’s daddy is a wonderful partner to journey with on this parenthood road. I know that we are on the same page (most of the time…) and that we face anything (even potty training and self-dressing and paint colors!) that comes up together. What peace of mind. Thank you darling.
Good thing I snapped this one up in high school, huh?!?!?
What precious baldies!
“Before I got married I had six theories about raising children; now, I have six children and no theories.” -John Wilmot
“A boy needs a father to show him how to be in the world. He needs to be given swagger, taught how to read a map so that he can recognize the roads that lead to life and the paths that lead to death, how to know what love requires, and where to find steel in the heart when life makes demands on us that are greater than we think we can endure.” -Ian Morgan Cron
“If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
“A real man loves his wife, and places his family as the most important thing in life. Nothing has brought me more peace and content in life than simply being a good husband and father.” – Frank Abagnale
Happy belated Father’s Day, daddies!