I just spent the last 1/2 hour trying to get my kids to write something heartfelt to Drew. Those stinkers.
But I didn’t want the year to go without my own heartfelt message.
First, to my own dad. He’s amazing. I was constantly told at BYU how lucky I was to have my father as my dad. I’m not sure I knew what everyone was talking about. The nursing program had particular affection for him (they were in the same building, they were SWKT buddies). As I’ve grown, and called him with all my big decisions (and some small ones) I’ve realized that he is wise. Wise in so very many ways. He just knows what’s important. I’m not sure how he learned it, but he did. Maybe it’s in the 20k books he’s read (you think I’m joking, don’t you?). He’s s goodie, I’m glad I’ve had him in my life.
And then to my Drew. He is working so hard to be a great dad. These kids have so many differing needs and I see him trying to really stretch to accomodate each one. Playing princess with P, showing Spencer how to be a good game player, and taking Conner to scout activity, after scout activity (not to mention the app on his ipad where he tracks Conner’s progress). I appreciate each second he spends on these kids. He is very giving of his time and energy.
I hate how mother’s and father’s day has become so controversial in everyone’s minds. Maybe you didn’t adore your father, but maybe you should have. Maybe he didn’t kill you when he very well wanted to, and you should be thankful for that.
Sure, every parent could be better, but as you focus on the individual, amazing acts that they perform countlessly through your lifetime they add up for some serious gratitude on this special day.
HAPPY FATHERS DAY!!!!