(Lol! Don's favorite "fathers" quote!)
First of all, I'd like to wish all of you a happy Daddy's day. Yes Daddy's, not fathers. You've heard it a mllion times before "Anyone can be a father but it takes someone special to be a Daddy!" I'm sure you also know how true it is.
There are a couple of reason's that I wish that I could be back home for this Daddy's day. The first, my Dad. His health is not so good right now. He's having surgery sometime in the next couple of weeks and I really wish that I could be there with him to celebrate this Daddy's day.
The second reason is to be with my Son. I talked to him last night. This will be the first Daddy's day that he will be visiting his Dad's grave. I'm so proud of Rusty. When I first found out that his Dad committed suicide I was so worried about him, I was so scared that this would be something that he'd never get over. Something that he would struggle with for the rest of his life. Though he does have trouble understanding why, and dealing with the effects of his Dad's suicide he is adjusting and moving on with his life. But, I know that it's not going to be an easy trip for him. He's be to the cemetery a couple of times in the (almost) year that it's been since his suicide. It's never an easy trip for him. I just wish I could be there to go with him.
Now, onto my main reason for writing this entry. My husband. I swear to you, I don't think I've ever met a man more devoted to his kids. It's one of the things that made me fall in love with him. The love that he has for his daughters is unlike anything I've ever experienced with my Dad. And it shows. You can see it in his daughters faces every they're around him.
Have you ever seen those little girls who look at their Daddy's with that look of "awe" on their faces? That's how Don's girls look at him. It's the sweetest thing I've ever seen. Sometimes I envy them, I wish I had a relationship like that with my Dad.
Don has always been there for them. Always! And I know that he always will be. Even though they both live over an hour away from us all they have to do is call and say "Daddy, I need your help!" And he's on his way. He will drop what ever he's in the middle of to go help them. How great is that?
He shows them love every chance he gets. He has patience with them even when one of them (lol I've only seen this happen once so I can only speak from that time) makes the vein in his forehead pop out! He might not like the things that they're doing in their lives at certain times, or he may not like the choices that they may make sometimes but no matter how mad he gets at them, or if he gets disappointed in them...he's STILL there for them.
They're very lucky girls to have this kind of a relationship with their Dad. They treasure it too. There isn't anything those girls wouldn't do for their dad! Anything! They love their Dad, there's no denying that!
Babe, I love you and one of the reasons that I have so much love and respect for you is because of your relationship with your girls. You're a wonderful father!!
(My favorite "father's" quote!)
I love you!