It's Father's Day: A Tribute

When Micah was born, I felt helpless. For the first time in my life, I felt like I was jumping into something so infinitely bigger than me. Let me tell you, I cried a lot those first few weeks. Not because I wasn’t totally in love with our little boy but because I knew I had a thing or two to learn and didn’t know if I was going to adequately “perform” in the mean time! That 7lbs, 4oz bundle placed in my arms had so many needs big and small. To learn them came mostly through failing the first time and then trying again.

My other half on the other hand seemed to know instinctively what Micah needed and from day one, it was obvious Rick was a natural at being a daddy! With each child, I never tire of seeing their little bodies in the crook of his arm, a smile of adoration on his face. With each one, I see that smile…it tells me that you really can never “run out of love” as a parent!:) No matter the number, there’s enough to go around!

I couldn’t do this parenting thing with out Rick. He’s the calming voice in our household at the end of the day who walks through the door and diverts the children when I am frazzled. He’s the one who enjoys getting down on their level even if that means his hair and clothes are pulled as they use him for their horsey or get piggy back rides. He’s the one who often voluntarily gives them their bedtime baths and stories which means I can sit and relax with Amelia. He’s the one who has begun encouraging Micah to help him out with serving on the sound team at church, taking an enthusiastic little boy with him long before the service actually begins. Now Micah absolutely love to be part of the gang of men who set up and take down the sound equipment. It is beautiful and speaks volumes about the man his daddy wishes him to be: involved at church, responsible and helpful. Invaluable…

Micah, Ellie, and Amelia…you are blessed! And I am blessed to see a great father who is day by day selflessly serving his family and loving his family!

We love you!

Happy Father’s Day!:)

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7 Responses to It's Father's Day: A Tribute

  1. Anonymous says:

    We are so glad God has given you such a committed husband and father for those little ones – and I LOVE the photos of them….Mom

  2. Anonymous says:

    Loce the kids. And love that Rick is teaming with you so well. I agree that he is a very laid-back, hands-on Dad. Aunty M.

  3. Adrienne says:

    They look so cute all dressed up! I love the picture where Micah is trying to keep Ellie in the picture.

  4. Heidi says:

    loved this post!! I could've written it word-for-word about Jeph! We are extremely blessed, aren't we?!? thanks for writing…i love reading your blog!

  5. Grace says:

    Happy late Father's Day Rick!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Looks like Micah is learning how to be a good daddy too, along with the sound equip., as he's helping take care of Amelia already. :) Cute pictures. Great dad too!! :)Mom R.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful photos.Dad

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