This is going to be a very short post, as I switch gears and pay attention to my family today after being gone for a week!
I arrived home last evening, landing in Greensboro pretty much on schedule, being met by The Hubster. We headed right out to celebrate an early Father’s Day dinner as he is leaving for New York on business today, on Father’s Day.
His job keeps him hopping as much as mine, and it just turns out that my little break when we could both be home at the same time is very short this time around.
Come to think of it, I worked Mother's Day as well. It's just kind of how things roll around here.
I’ve been thinking a lot about the men in my life who are great examples of fatherhood. My dad holds my heart. Oh, there were times growing up when all I wanted to do was hole up in my bedroom with a book and have the world leave me alone. But he would draw me out, include me, make me participate in whatever we were doing, and I am oh, so much better for it.
Someone said, that if a child doesn’t hate you from time to time, you aren’t doing this parenting thing right. He did it right!
Wishing my dad a very Happy Father's Day! I love that no matter how old I get, he always answers the phone "hello, beautiful daughter!"
Behind every child who believes in his/her self is a parent who believed in them first. Thanks for believing in me, Dad!
I have 5 younger brothers. Two from my mom’s first marriage to my dad, and 3 half-brothers from her second marriage. But they are not half to me. They are my brothers, through and through.
Watching these men love their wives, love their children and even step children and grandchildren as their own is inspiring. I love them more as I watch them love their families. Such great men.
Mark & Sharolyn in Paris!
For those who have asked how my brother is doing post brain cancer, he and his lovely wife Sharolyn are doing great and are in Europe on a second honeymoon right now. I am SO grateful that he has had this outcome, that the cancer is behind him, that he is well and healthy and happy. He is an amazing father, and I love him so much. He is my younger brother by 3 years, but he has taught me more than he will ever know.
And to my own hubby –One of the things I love about being home is the camaraderie that exists between father and son under my own roof. My sons are who they are because of how their father loved them. He was gentle when I was overbearing. He was stronger when I was weak. My sons have grown into wonderful men because of who their father is.
This time of life, with adult sons is so precious, and so rewarding. It's not perfect by any means, but I want to grab on to it and hold on to it as long as I can, these boys turned men.
So this morning, I’m spending time with family. Missing the ones who are far away, loving the ones that are close at hand, and honoring everything that the word FATHER sums up.
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Happy Father’s day!