Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day!

This Father's day is different than in years past. This will be my last Father's day in Amarillo, with my own father (even though he is out of town). This is another Father's day that Wayne and I have been apart since we had Carson. While it is a bittersweet time, I am truly blessed by both of the Father figures in my life. My father is an amazing man and example of how all men should live. Totally loyal to whatever cause and willing to help in any situation. A proud Christian man, leading by example in so many ways. I really enjoy looking back at my childhood in particular, which seems so idyllic and comparing then and now seeing glimpses of my father in the lives of my siblings and our children.

My Husband, Wayne, by looking at him, you would never ever think that he is as sensitive as he is. His outward persona is all man all the time. But I know a different man, a man that will openly cry at a sappy movie (Lifetime network movies if you can believe that). Loves to sing at the top of his lungs to Shania Twain's Man I Feel Like a Woman (he might kill me for that one) even though he can't carry a tune in a bucket. He has his son hooked on disco... yuk!! Will give you the shirt off his back if you need it. Not afraid to tell his son how much he loves him. Not afraid to let his son see him cry. He is trying to secure the spiritual education of his child, by trying to find us a new church home. He is not afraid to stand up for what he believes in... even if it is something that goes against the "norm". He will fight for his family in any instance that comes against them, both spiritually and physically. There are many characteristics of a father, but none exemplifies that more than seeing your child, with innocence and with faults, but loving them so completely and without bounds....knowing that nothing would ever separate your love from you. Much as our Father Loves us... so completely and so without bounds.

Here is to all the Fathers in our lives...I am blessed to have three.... my own wonderful father, my husband and the father that he is to our son, and most of all my Heavenly Father... who is the true example for all of us.

On a sad note my friend, Carri B. lost her grandmother this morning. If you get a second, can you say a quick prayer for the family? They headed down to Palestine, Texas on Friday and were able to spend the last couple of days with her before she passed this morning. Her blog is also posted to the left as Carri's blog drop her a note of encouragement if you will.

1 comment:

Wayne said...

Babe, Thanks for making this Father's Day special for me. It was hard being away from Carson today, but I kept playing his card with his voice recorded on it and although that is not the same as being with him in person, it was a big help. Thanks also for all your kind words on the blog about me as a dad...

Love and miss you both, I'll be home on Friday.