Sunday, June 19, 2011

A Father's Day Celebration

"A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again." ~ Enid Bagnold

Celebrating Father's Day today was a taste of heaven. My immediate family gathered—siblings, spouses, and children—to celebrate the day by working on a building project, playing with babies, grilling, and generally just enjoying the time together. Despite the triple-digit heat, it was the kind of day you wish would never end.

Happy Father's Day to my wonderful daddy! My dad is my hero. When I was little he could fix anything. He still can. Even when he can't take away the hurt, his hugs and concern are a haven that make it possible for me to face my challenges.  His love, strength, and care are always there, just like they were when I was a little girl.

Happy Father's Day to my amazing husband and father of my son! As my best friend and beloved, he is always there to share the fun, lend his patience and support to the difficult parts of life, love me no matter what, and give me a hug and kiss to brighten my days. He likes to randomly surprise me with love notes, whether via a heart-felt card or by secretly cleaning the house while I am gone. As a dad, he is our son's constant role model, fun playmate, and loving caregiver. I know that he will be the kind of parent to our son that my dad is to me.

Happy Father's Day to all the men out there who not only answer not only to Father but also to names like Dada, Dad, and Daddy!

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