Monday, June 16, 2008

What a dad!

Friday, we had a terrible incident with the kids' toilet and I had to try to deal with it before Buddy got home from work. When he got home, he decided 5 times taking the toilet apart was too many in the past 5 or 6 years. (Samuel is 8 and started potty training at about 18 months. Any correlation?) So, Saturday was time to try to fix what we had and a hunt for a new toilet. Finally, we decided to go to church that night and have the whole day Sunday to be together and finish up this project. Samuel was thrilled with the idea of helping his dad and came in at 7 am Father's Day asking Buddy to get up so they could get busy on it! I convinced the kids that we needed to let daddy have his time to relax and do what he wanted. Boy, was it hard for them! We did get the new throne installed and a light fixture fixed yesterday, which was a thrill for everyone. Buddy DID get to sleep in, take a nap, had time with his family, and ate some of his favorite things. He was totally OK with doing some "honey do's" and at the end of the day said what a great day he'd had. Samuel's card was so appropriate!
I'm blessed to have such a loving, devoted father for my husband. You could never second guess his love for his children.
My dad was in MN for 10 days, so I didn't get to spend Father's Day with him for the first time in many years. I'm thankful for such a great dad who cares so much and continues to grow in the Lord. He's become someone I so enjoy talking with about the things of God and just being with. Since Buddy's dad is gone, he's a said what a blessing it is to have someone to have as an example and encouragement.

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