Showing Father’s Love

I love Father’s Day.  I love the idea of celebrating men who make a difference in your child’s life.  I love to honor Lee and I make sure that he knows that he is truly loved and appreciated.  I start with booking reservations at least 30 days in advance at his favorite restaurant (Ruth Chris), ordering customized Father’s Day cards with pictures of him and Brennan all over them (taken since the last father’s day) and gifts (this year a new wardrobe for Hawaii).  It may seem that I go over board with Father’s Day, but I never want Lee to feel that he is not the most important person in the world to me.  I want to show him how thankful I am that he is a great father to our son.  He is kind, patient, empathetic and the disciplinarian in the family.  He brings balance to our lives.

While I run around hectic and stressing about the week’s activities or calls I need to make regarding private school tours, working late because it’s Open Enrollment, graduation parties, or Vacation Bible School, he smiles and proceeds to follow-up without having to be asked.  I am amazed by his sometimes keen view on the mind of his son and how he can seem to listen to him for hours on end when Brennan tells him the same jokes over and over.  I love how when Brennan isn’t listening to me, Lee will walk in the room and tell Brennan “What did your mom say?” He brings balance to our family.  I love celebrating his day with him.  I love telling him, you are truly loved and appreciated.  I love thanking him for being him.

I didn’t really have a relationship with my dad after my parent’s split up, so I can’t tell you what a father is supposed to do and be like when you grow up.  I do know that God saw fit to bless me with a wonderful husband who knows how to love his family.  It hasn’t been easy and I am by no means perfect, but he holds us together.  His faith in us is sometimes overwhelming.  He is my biggest fan and I am his.  I am thankful that he loves his son and he knows when I need a break and we are committed to giving each other time for ourselves and to hang with our friends.  I have a monthly dinner set-up each month with my girlfriends and a monthly brunch and all I do is send him the invitation so he knows my schedule and he’s got it.  This doesn’t include my book club meetings, my church school commitments or my “I need a break because I’m about to scream moments”.  He steps up and is cool about it.  I’m thankful.  I’m blessed and he is amazing.  So this Father’s Day, I wanted to make sure that everyone knows that Brennan’s Daddy is one of the Best Father’s I know.