Monday, June 22, 2015

Father's Day

This is us a few weeks ago on our first camping adventure as a family of five. The only mishap was a small hole in my newish tennis shoes from a toasted marshmallow. This is us at our finest, all squished together with food in mouths and hands, dirty faces, unwashed hair, smelling of bug spray and sunscreen and sweat! We are happiest together on adventures. This is my life that I love. This is the man that made me a wife, that gave me these children. This is my husband and the father of my loves. I knew something was different about him when we met but I didn't know exactly what it was. I'm still not sure what it is about him that still gives me butterflies.

Ten years later, many moves, four states, a baby girl, a miscarriage, two baby boys. This is the man that I call mine. He pushes me to be the best me, the best mother, friend, nurse, teacher, student. He encourages me to reach for the stars, to soar through the skies. To embrace life at every turn. I loved him years ago, I love him still, each day I love him more.

My children are blessed to have him as their father. He's hands on. He's rough and tumble. He creates crazy games. He throws dance parties. He talks in silly voices. He tells them he loves them but more than telling them, you can feel it. The love he feels for his children is palpable in the air. You can feel it all around him, all around them, all around us. He shows them he loves their mother. This is the man who guides our family and lifts us up.

I have no doubt that Ryan will be our children's biggest supporter. He will be standing by their side through life, cheering them on, encouraging them to try something new, to take the next big adventure. He will be there for them during good times and not so good times, just as he has been for me. He will lift them up when they are down, lift them higher when they are high. His positive energy is a rarity these days. He will be Bella's first love and he show her how a man should treat her.

Happy Father's Day my love!

2 comments:

  1. Sarah I have been thinking a lot about you Tracy and Karen lately. words cannot describe how much we appreciate you and how much you touched our hearts.I was going through my phone the other day and found a picture of you and Levi from the last time we came to the hospital to visit it had to be from last summer.I can't begin to describe how things will we are for you and the other girls for all you did for Levi while we spent those 30 days in the hospital.I wish nothing but happiness for you and your family. we would love for one day to meet up again and maybe Levi and Bella could meet.god bless you and your family

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  2. This is the best picture!! Having a great husband and amazing father is the greatest blessing you will ever be bestowed. I am so proud of both of you---for the way you treat one another and the way you work together to make a stable, loving home for the 3 monkeys. <3 <3

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