Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day

I tried to find a poem online to express how we feel about Andrew, but none of them were just right. He is a man I take for granted on a daily basis, although that is something I am working on. He does so much for our family, with little complaint or nagging from me. He is our breadwinner, he goes to work everyday while I have the pleasure of staying home with Abby. I love being a stay at home mom but I often lose focus of how lucky I am when the day to day grind gets monotonous and I often find myself complaining to Andrew. He listens without judgement, offers advice when needed and keeps his mouth shut when appropriate. All the while, he doesn't complain about his job, or all the traveling he does, or the fact that I sometimes spend too much of our hard earned money at Target. He never makes me feel guilty for not contributing financially and reminds me that my contribution is just as important. He walks in the door from work and immediately goes into Daddy mode. He doesn't ask for anytime to unwind from his busy day but goes straight to playing with Abby or taking care of things around the house. There are days when he is in his uniform till after dinner because he is so busy with our family he doesn't even take time to change.

I knew when I met Andrew that he was a special guy. He's sweet, outgoing, protective, smart, and handsome. I knew that he would make a good Dad, but I had no idea how hands on he would be and how much he would truly enjoy it. He has no problem playing dress-up, playing with barbies, or being surrounded by pink. From day one he has changed diapers, soothed, rocked, bathed, looked for missing paci's, warmed milk, read stories, and most importantly snuggled, hugged, kissed and loved.

As we prepare to bring another child into this world, I am not worried. I know Andrew will help make my life easier in any way possible. I also know that our new little bundle of joy will also be the apple of her daddy's eye, just like Abby is. His 2 little princesses are very lucky to have such a wonderful Dad! Happy Father's Day Andrew, we love you!!!!

Love,
Chey, Abigail and Nonnie
In the beginning...

...and now!

7 comments:

The Morgans said...

beautiful! what a wonderful tribute to andrew.

Jonathan, Amy & Gabriel said...

That was beautiful, Cheyna! Andrew just as lucky to have you. Happy Father's Day Andy!

momto2boys said...

What a beautiful post!!! :)

Sam and Brian said...

Very sweet, Andrew's a lucky man! Sorry we had to bail, hope you guys are having a fantastic day :)

Susan said...

God bless all fathers today. Especially those who are serving their country and are not able to be with their families. Andrew, you are a great father and son! Cheyna, you are a great mother and daughter! Thank you for the beautiful post -Grammy S

The Smiths said...

Happy Father's Day Andrew! Chey I can't believe that you are calling the baby Nonnie Peyton and I think it is too cute!

Anonymous said...

that is so sweet and so true, just a great tribute to a great, son, dad, husband, friend and human being. we love you andrew!
nancy , mikey and ana

 
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