To Love a Rose: An Ethiopian Adoption Journal

Sunday, June 17, 2012

A Truly Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all you dads out there!  Thanks for the strength and guidance and protection and hope and love and nurturing you rain down upon kiddos everywhere!  Dads are so important, and sometimes in this mommy-centric world, I think we tend to forget just how big your roles really are to the children you love and love you back. 

You are the rising sun.  You are the hero.  You are the safety zone.  You are the ladder.  You are the compass.  Without you, there is an unavoidable whole in a little one's heart.

So, thank you to all of you dads out there who didn't run, who are proud and stand tall and take initiative and look foolish with love for your kids or those you love like your own kids.  You make me smile and give me hope for the future.



And HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to the two very special men above (sorry, they never pose for a proper picture, argh!) - my dad and Mr. C.

No matter how far-fetched and wild our dreams, my father has always supported what my sisters and I have reached for in our lives.  He has been a constant source of guidance and is one of our biggest cheerleaders.  He has always expected a lot from us in every aspect of our lives, but has been the first to be forgiving and instructive when we've messed up or gotten off track.  I am so blessed to have him in my life.

Mr. C is the kindest person I know; he is always thinking about others.  His beautiful heart is most definitely going to make him an excellent father to Baby C; this is one lucky kiddo!  It's hard to believe as I write this, but this is our LAST Father's Day without our wee one (at least, without knowing who they are, etc.).  I cannot wait to see Mr. C embrace daddyhood; he's going to be a natural.

<3,
*m*

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