When most of us are trying to figure out what gifts to buy or where to go for dinner to celebrate Father’s Day, this father gets a very special Father’s Day surprise. What he wouldn’t give to have a normal day at home with his family. Although that wasn’t possible, the gift he received through West Jet was the next best thing. This video really makes me think about how we often go through life taking things for granted. A close friend just lost her dad on Friday and this will be a terribly difficult Father’s Day for her family.
I am so thankful for a healthy family and want to pay special tribute to my hubby this Father’s Day. Tim is an awesome dad and a great husband. I so appreciate all he does to help out around the house. I feel so lucky that he is so involved with the kids and I don’t need to leave him a list of directions for raising his own children. Tim has always been very hands on. He stayed home with Eden for a year when I went back to work and it so set the stage for his hands-on parenting. I never had to explain what needed to go in the diaper bag or how to manage all of the kids school notes and forms. He is the one that is usually there when they leave in the morning and home for them at the end of the day. He ensures lunches are packed, notes are signed and notices are read. Of course, I do some of this too, but I have never felt like I have to work and manage everything at home as well. He is a great listener and always takes time for the kids. With Eden, they will often spend time chatting at “tuck” time, just catching-up on her day and helping to talk her through whatever is on her mind. With Shay, its all about tickle fights and hockey. I love that he spends such quality time with each of them. There are so many things about Tim that I love and I always feel like his strengths are my weaknesses and visa versa, so we make a pretty good team. So many times, I hear others complain about their husbands and I’m often left thinking how lucky I am. So this Father’s Day, I just want to acknowledge my husband publicly and let him know what a great dad he is and how much he is loved.
Happy Father’s Day, Tim!
As you can see, he has always been engaged and involved in all that we do as a family. I put together a collage of memories that basically date back to 2008. Prior to that, most photos were either removed from my hard drive or taken on my old 35mm. Too bad, as there are lots of great pictures from when the kids were younger.