Happy Father's Day ( just over an hour late :) ) to the 4 best fathers I know. To my Dad. So thankful for so many things, for example all those times you said to me "I'm proud of ya." Always meant more to me than you will ever know. :) To my father-in-law. Helping to raise the best husband and father I know...my hubby Josh...and one of the very few people that was able to see Avelyn every day of her short life; so thankful you were able to do this. :) To my hubby. Words cannot express how in awe I am of you as a father--the way you love on and play with and take care of our girls...taking the time and the energy and the effort to put everything you have into them. You're the best. I LOVE you!!
And to our Father in heaven. At the end of church today they showed an awesome video of Dad's just flat out having fun with their kids...stopping the work they were doing and taking time to have pillow fights and water fights and reading time and so many other fun things with their precious children. As I watched this, I immediately started to cry because I was so sad that Josh would not be able to do these things with Avelyn, like he does so well with our big girls. Immediately God told me, "but I will." What better answer than that. :) I so wish Josh would be able to have these moments with our precious daughter, but who better than our Father in heaven to stand in for him. :) So thankful for the peace He gives me in moments like this. Have fun with Him Avelyn. Don't hold back. I can't wait to hear all about it. :)