Monday, June 16, 2008

Thank God for Dads!

Happy Fathers Day to my wonderful, amazing Husband, who is a self-sacrificing, giving, kind, and loving soul. Patrick exemplifies what so much of the world is in desperate need of - a morally-strong Man, involved in our home and with our daughter.

He sacrifices himself as God our Father does, emptying Himself for Love of His family.

He takes the quiet backstage like St. Joseph, protecting and providing, forming the strong foundation from which our family will grow in holiness, striving for sainthood.

He makes us smile and laugh, and showers his daughter with love and affection at every opportunity! When it comes to Isabella (and futures Little Ones, too, I have no doubt) he stretches me just beyond my comfort zone, and provides that perfect balance, preventing what would otherwise surely become "mothering neurosis." He lets Bella do/eat/try things that make me raise an eyebrow, and asks "why" a lot. This is why kids NEED good Dads - someone has to offer that balance, stretch mom's limits and let the kids try different things.

I could not ask for a better father for my children, and am blessed to have such an amazing man for Isabella to call "Dada!!!!!"


Angela said...

You are truely blessed! My children are so lucky to call Patrick uncle...and neighbor!