Sunday, June 15, 2008

The Best Daddy.....



I am so blessed today to have two examples in my life as incredible father's. Mike is such an awesome daddy to our girls. He is so selfless and has so much fun with them. He has an abundance of energy that amazes me as he plays with the girls and gives me so many breaks. He loves to teach them about Jesus and read to them every night. He is always creative in what we do as a family and our family album is already full of so many amazing experiences. We just flew home today from Kansas as we were at a wedding and visited Lawrence. The picture shows a great picture of how Mike is selfless. Many dad's would be overwhelmed by traveling with two toddlers, but Mike just goes with the flow and helps me so much. He pushes our double stroller like a pro and it has two car seats attached to it! We often times have a pack n play, suitcases, etc... He serves me so well and our girls are so blessed! I tell him often that how he helps with the kids is amazing and I don't really care if he helps me clean etc.... Almost, every Friday or Saturday morning he gives me the morning off and he takes the girls to do something fun. I love the way Ellie and Anna light up when he comes to the door at the end of the day. I am so proud of him as a daddy and as a husband. He challenges me and is the rock behind our family! I love you, Mike!
I also want to tell my dad how thankful I am for him as a father. My dad and I have always been very close. We are a lot alike and enjoy so many of the same things. I know that my dad prays for us daily and that is what is most important to me. He has always sacrificially loved us and given us so much. He was always there for me as a child/young adult. He has seen me shoot thousands of baskets and run hundreds of miles. Ellie and Anna are so blessed to have a papa like you!

5 comments:

dougb said...

holly,

the best gift for fathers day is to know that your kids love and respect you...you have made it easy for me to be proud to say "she's my little girl" you and mike are doing things right in raising your girls....and again i am proud of both of you..keep up the great job and stay by the stuff

dad

Tasha Via said...

You all are such a sweet family. You make a GREAT team=) We actually have to fly out of Chicago this time so we don't get to go through Dallas. Maybe we'll be able to connect soon down the road!!

Noah and Tucker's Mom and Dad said...

sweet words!! what a great pic of mike with all the stuff!!! does that capture a life with two little ones or what?!!! love you guys!!

Stephanie said...

Love it Holly! You have been very blessed with great men in your life, much like I have!

Kelly Via said...

Those are some sweet words about Mike and your Dad. You guys are great! I too am blessed with a wonderful husband who helps with our girls so much! I am so thankful for Godly Dads who love their families!

Cherish those words from your dad...those are some sweet encouraging words...its nice to know your family is so supportive of you guys!