last week i told Mabel that we would be celebrating Father’s Day soon and we needed to get AP a surprise. all week long at odd times she’s been saying, Papa? prise? and then she’ll get a big smile on her face as we talk about Father’s Day again.
this man is amazing.
he is gentle and silly. when she requests Bird (Little Bird) or Spider (Itsy Bitsy Spider) he plays the same songs over and over on the guitar. he tends our garden and fills our yard debris bin with so many weeds. he teaches kids who are right on the verge of success or failure. he’s a steady, reliable influence in their lives, a man of integrity.
he held me in his arms as i birthed Mabel. when she was still connected to me, he reached around and rubbed her back and whispered hello. as i was getting stitched up, he held Mabel. and i knew that she was safe, she was right where she needed to be.
i am so honored to be walking the path of parenting with Andy. he makes me a better mama just by being himself.
happy father’s day!