Sunday, June 21, 2009

Father's Day

I just wanted to write a little something about the dads in my life.

My dad is a great dad. He knows how to do almost everything. He is truly a "jack of all trades". I think that he has become a better father since becoming a grandfather. When we were growing up I think he was so focused on making a living and all the stuff he had to do that he didn't really take the time to appreciate the family that he had. He definately enjoys being a grandfather and now a great-grandfather!

My hubby is the greatest dad. He is very involved with the girls and loves spending time with them and teaching them stuff. He has always been very "hands on". He was always there getting up with them in the night, feeding them, changing them, entertaining them while I was trying the get things done, etc. When Lindsay and Brittany were little he worked swing shift for a while and would get them ready and take them to the babysitter. He really got into fixing their hair, crimping, braiding, whatever he could come up with. When the twins were newborns he slept with them on the hide-a-bed in the family room for a couple weeks so I could get some sleep. He came from a family of five boys with no sisters and ended up a father to five daughters! I remember when the girls were smaller, people said to me "you are so lucky that your husband is so helpful". Well, if he wasn't, I wouldn't have had five kids! He is the most helpful, unselfish, loving person I know and I couldn't be happier that he chose me and I chose him. Happy Father's Day to my wonderful husband! I love you!!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

On a Postive Note...

Ok, sorry for the last post, I was having a really rough time for a while. Things have been better the past couple of weeks. I think that a lot of it has to do with the weather. I'm not usually one of those people who are affected by the weather but these are not normal times. The past couple of weeks have been so awesome! I have been working outside in the yard for hours on end and have gotten quite a lot accomplished (of course there is still a lot to do!) and it has made me feel much better.
I still feel like I've shut off a little but I'm trying not to just "go through the motions" every day. It seems like it's so much harder this time with Kelly gone. Maybe I just don't remember the last time as clearly.
I'm leaving next Sunday/Monday (12:30 am) to fly to Missouri to see Brittany, Nick and Holden. I can't wait to see that baby boy, I miss him so much!! I am going to stay there for a week, then fly to Georgia to spend a few days with Kelly before he leaves for Iraq. He has requested a pass while I'm there so hopefully that will work out. I am really hoping that we can go to Savannah and do some sight-seeing. It's going to be so hard to come home and know that I won't see him again for probably at least 6 months when he has leave but I'm thankful for this opportunity to see him before he leaves!