I love any chance I get to focus on the people I love for a whole day. I love birthdays and other special holidays like Father's day, Valentine's day, stuff like that. In reality, I should treat every day like I do those days. Where I show my love the best I can, I think of myself less, and try to make that day special for someone else. The fact of the matter is, I get caught up in life, and am not always the nicest, most loving person I ought to me. I get mad. I get moody. I am not always patient with my kids (or my husband). And once or twice, we may have even gotten in arguments :)
NOT today though. Today I honor fathers. I honor my own dad. He helped raise me... so you know he must be good, right? Being a Dad to girls is not an easy task. I love my dad, and love seeing him in his roll as Pops. I even see a hint of myself in Abigail, as her feelings for Pops tend to be either thoroughly amused, or slightly irritated with his tricks and teases. Always laced with lots and lots of love. When it comes right down to it though, she knows pops is the one who will push her forEVER on the swing. And for that... he has won her heart forever. and mine. He won me with his BBQ though.
I can't forget my father in law. We miss being so close to "Baba." He has handled the culture shock of little girls really well :) He also took his demotion very gracefully when his grand-daughters were born and his bride blossomed into grandmother mode. We love Baba and all he has done for our little family.
I honor my husband, the father of our two beautiful girls. They love their daddy so much, and yes... have him wrapped around their fingers. He adores them. Charles comes from a family of 5 boys. When we found out we were going to have a girl (Abigail), he was nervous. He said he didn't know what to do with girls. Well, by the second time around, I asked him if he wanted a boy this time. He said, he couldn't imagine a baby without all of the girly stuff that has become such a part of our lives. He wanted another girl.
Well, he got it, and he loves it. They love him, but what is not to love?
Happy Father's Day!!!