Monday, June 18, 2007

Here's to Dads and Grandads...


who come swimming on their lunch break...



who dig through dusty toys...


who pull the choo-choo train...


who make countless funny faces...


who read the same ol' story again and again...


To the mighty men in my life:

Dad: You are my encourager. Thanks for being there for everything I ever did (especially sitting through all those piano recitals). Thanks for videotaping every aspect of our childhood (now I want to do the same with Lily.) Thanks for the hundreds of letters you've written to me (even when I could barely decipher its contents!) You didn't just say you loved me. You lived it out.

Richard: You are a source of wisdom for both Josh and me. I'm amazed at your desire to continuously learn and then share with those around you. Thanks for enlightening us on politics, Islam, prophecy, Scripture, and everything else in between. Thanks for making me feel so at home in your family.

Josh: You are my safe place. With you, I can always be real, letting you see the real me. All of me. And never having to worry that you might love me less. Thanks for being patient, encouraging, and speaking Truth whenever I need to hear it. Thanks for loving me (even when I don't deserve it.) What a blessing it is to walk beside you in life and now to raise our sweet Lily together. I love you.

4 comments:

Summy V & DawnyT said...

awwww, josh pulling Lily in the basket made me laugh out loud at my desk! soooo cute!

can I come swim with Lily on my lunch break??

Jeffie said...

I LOVE it!! Lily has some really great men in her life - thank goodness for Daddy Love! Can't wait to see you and precious Lily on Monday! :)

LindseySheaPhotography said...

ok that last part made me cry.....

Kent said...

really cool natalie...