Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day

First of all I would like to start off by saying Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's out there, especially my Husband, Andrew, my Dad, George, and my Father-in- law, Peter! I hope you all have a fantastic day!

This year's Father's Day is bittersweet for me. I am happy that I am able to spend the day with my Dad in Colorado. Since moving away from Colorado about 8 years ago I haven't been able to spend many holidays at home. I am excited for our Father's Day dinner out on Thursday night where all of us kids will be there at one table (this happens even less frequently). I am sure we will be laughing a lot!!

One the other hand I am sad that Andrew is not here with us. I am sad that he isn't able to spend the day with his girls and especially Olivia since this is the first Father's Day for Andrew as a father of 2. Maybe I am naive and this is actually a blessing because he can spend the day however he choses, but I know my husband and I know he would rather spend the day with his kids. Being away from Andrew for the past 3 weeks has made me realize even more what a wonderful Father he is. He really makes my job as a Mom easier in ways I don't even realize when he is here. He enjoys being a Dad and it shows in the way he interacts with the girls everyday. He plays endless games of princess, Barbies, hide-n-seek, and doll house. He pushes Abby on the swing for hours, captures bugs, and goes on backyard adventures. He has no problem with dirty diapers, bathing or feeding. He reads to the girls and sings them songs at bedtime. All of these things make him not only a Father but a Daddy, and the best Daddy 2 little girls could ask for!!!

**I wanted to put a picture or two on here but my computer is giving me trouble so I will just have to add it later**


Susan said...

Happy Father's Day to all Dads, but especially to Andrew who is not able to be with his girls today.Thank you Cheyna for such a wonderful post. Happy Father's Day to all Fathers, Grandfathers, and Great Grandfathers!

Bengela said...

Andrew plays countless hours of barbie and princess with me too at work...i thought I was the only one!!!!

The Scofields said...

Very sweet, Cheyna - I'm sure that Andrew misses you all, and appreciates all you do, too.

Andrew said...

Thanks hun! You are the best and definitely material.

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