Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day

I used to hate this "holiday." This one day a year where people celebrate their wonderful and devoted fathers. I never got to do that. Every year was just a reminder that my dad wasn't in my life to celebrate. As I got older and he and I had spouts of interaction, I would try to find a suitable card for this day. But none of them ever fit - they were all about how daddy's always been there or how he's taught so many lessons or how much he is appreciated for being who he is. Yea, none of that ever really gelled with me. And so, the one or two times he received a Father's Day card from me, I'm fairly certain it was a very simple one that included the very deep message, "Happy Father's Day."

Yup, never really cared for this day. Sometimes I would have a little fun with it and get my mom a father's day card because well, she's been the mother AND father to me my whole life. Some Father's Days found me sad, some found me angry or bitter, and some found me apathetic to the whole ordeal.

Now, though, I love this day. I love it because I get to celebrate the love of my life and how he has transformed into an amazing father. This day doesn't make me sad anymore. It doesn't make me angry. I have found the love of a man and have watched him love his little boy with every thing in him. I can't wait to celebrate many more Father's Days with him and be able to show Gabriel how to honor his daddy, not just one day a year, but daily...in the big and small things.

Tomorrow, hubby starts his new job. We're so excited about the future and what God is going to do in and through us. I believe my Heavenly Father has some big plans for us. I can't wait to find out what they are...


In closing, Happy Father's Day to all the fathers out there...and to my #1.