Saturday, June 20, 2009

Happy Father's Day


I have been blessed with the best husband and father for my children. He has been our "rock", as his girls carry on in their sometimes frantic and mysterious ways. He's always been the one to stay calm, except when our daughter pierced her nose (the first time.) By the time the second daughter did it, he didn't bat an eye. So he grows with us.

When I had a brain tumor, and half of my face was paralyzed after the surgery, he never once made me feel anything less than cherished.

He never spanked, ever. And rarely raised his voice to them, or me.

He has always been good at saving them when I just wanted to ....

He always cleaned the cat box, hamster habitats, dog & cat "messes", chased bugs, unclogged toilets, does the poop scoop...well you get the picture.

So happy Father's Day honey, you are the best!

And to all those Dad's out there that do everything they can to care for their family - hope you have a wonderful day, because you are so important to your family!

38 comments:

California Girl said...

that is so sweet. you must love him very much. i didn't write about my husband today. I wrote about my younger son in one blog and referred to my father in another. I can't write much about Dad today. I'll just cry.

CrazyCris said...

that's lovely!

Oh my, I forgot it's Father's Day over the pond today! In Spain it's March 19th... :p

Hilary said...

Lovely tribute to your guy. All that good stuff and he's darn cute too. :)

MzzLily said...

How blessed we are to have these wonderful men in our lives!

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

A grand thank you to all dads!

Jill of All Trades said...

Applause to all the great men in our lives.

DJan said...

My dad died at 62, in 1979 -- so I don't think about him much any more. My son died in 2002 without ever becoming a father (or making me a grandmother). But I am blessed with my husband of 15 years who never fathered a child but treats me incredibly well. So, yes, I am blessed.

I also have a friend who has two brain tumors, one removed and the other to go next month. She is very scared, so I might send her to your blog here. Were you blogging then?

Here Under the Rainbow said...

What a lovely tribute to your husband. He does sound like a stand out husband and dad. You too deserve credit. Behind every great man is a greater woman... Today I also paid tribute to a great man in my life. Your husband and my dad are amazing Memory Makers.

Brian Miller said...

happy fathers day! sounds like you've got yourself a good catch there!

Jo said...

I think you have a keeper! Wish him Happy Father's Day from me too. :-)

I didn't know you had a brain tumor. Are you okay now?

Lover of Life said...

Jo - I am okay. It was 22 years ago and it wasn't cancer, just in a bad spot next to the brain stem. I lost my hearing on one side, one eye doesn't tear, and my face healed to a point. Not quite right. I hate having my picture taken because it always shows up as a grimace. Oh, well, I always look at as I'm still alive! I wrote about it in my post In The Moment. Thanks for caring and asking!

Bee said...

I like that picture of your husband. He does look very calm and kind.

I'm so sorry to hear about your brain tumor; glad that you have recovered from it, though.

Verily I go. said...

Ahh, Lover of Life, this is beautiful. I've been crying all over everywhere today too and you are beautiful. I see it all the time. xoxo

Whitney Lee said...

You have to love a man like that.
I lost over half my hair a few years ago (in patches). My husband offered to shave his head in spots. You can't ask for more support than that.

soulbrush said...

what a fabulously touching post. he sounds like a keeper! love the name of your blog, thanks for stopping by to visit me too.

Reya Mellicker said...

Now wait just one minute. You had a brain tumor? Is there a post in here somewhere about that experience? Are you willing to share the story? Wow.

I love the way so many bloggers are honoring their husbands as well as their fathers today. That is so right! And your hubby (I love that word) sounds fantastic. Bravo!

Lydia said...

What a lovely tribute to obviously a great dad and husband.
Our dogs and cats all wished my husband a Happy Father's Day today....

Marguerite said...

A great guy for a great lady! Now if you could just get him to take you out dancing! Maybe you could trade a motorcycle ride for a night out of dancing. lol

DJan said...

Okay, LOL, I looked through all your posts and could not find the one about your brain tumor. I looked twice, and decided to just give up.

If you wouldn't mind sending me the month and even the link, I will send it to my friend (if it turns out to be appropriate, that is).

Your blog is the firs that I have found it possible to have too many comments!!

Joanne said...

A loving tribute indeed. Raising my coffee cup in a toast to all the Dads today ...

Ruthibelle said...

Gotta love dads. Happy father's day to your honey too.

Lover of Life said...

DJan - The tumor post was on April 3rd: http://lifeinthesecondhalf.blogspot.com/2009/04/in-that-moment.html

Rose said...

What a special guy! I'm proud to say Happy Father's Day to him.

You are one lucky gal and your children must be very proud.

I like his photo.

Hugs, Rose

Nancy said...

beautiful tribute to your hubby!

lolit said...

they deserved to have this special day,tell my greetings to him.you very blessed indeed!

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Lucky girl. He's a gem.

pranksygang said...

you are very lucky. Your husband seems to be one of the best daddies!

Missy said...

Nice words. My husband cleans up all the gross stuff too. I kind of take it for granted until I hear other people talk and realize not every man does that! This is a beautiful photo and much more suitable for blowing up than the one with the poop bag! Do you live near all these places? It's my dream to live on or at least near the water.

Natalie said...

Happy Father's Day, Mr Lol! You look like such a nice man.
I am glad you are looking after LOL, Because she is special.xx♥

Mental P Mama said...

Amen! He's great!

Josephine said...

Aw that's sweet. He does sound like the ideal father.

Pat said...

He's a keeper! Sounds like a true soul mate!

Laura said...

What a wonderful tribute. They are pretty wonderful, aren't they?

Enjoyed visiting,

Laura

Needlewoman B. said...

A lovely tribute to your husband. He sounds like a very special man. Blessings to you both! :)

B.

Rachael said...

Aw!! He sounds like a wonderful man!! :)

nurturingwisdom said...

The both of you make a lovely couple. May you always celebrate each other.

Phoebe Miriah Kirby said...

You and your husband and your daughters are all intelligent, brilliant, and (from what I've read) ambitious people. You two are a powerful team and you created a wonderful family.
Happy Father's day to your husband.

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