Sunday, June 17, 2012

Dad's Day

Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful dads in my life!

The kids and I did our best to make today a day of pampering for Chris. We made blueberry pancakes for breakfast, and set up his new anti-gravity lawn chair in the family room (since a thunder storm was raging outside). Janelle sang him a special song of her own composition. The kids watched a movie with him after church (while he sat in his anti-gravity chair in front of the TV). He had a nap. We made his favourite foods for supper: steak and mashed potatoes with onions, East Coast sea scallops, and grilled zucchini, with fresh strawberry shortcake for dessert. I hope he feels well-spoiled.

I talked to my own dad on the phone. I hate to be so far away on these family holidays, but it helps to know I saw my dad and got many of his awesome hugs only six weeks ago, and six weeks from now I'll be with him again. This weekend I have been particularly missing home because there is a new family member there, and I am aching to meet her. My little brother got a precious Father's Day gift this year -- He brought his new daughter, Molly Clara, home from the hospital today. I am so happy for Brad and Jody and Hailey, but I am feeling a bit sorry for myself. The rest of our family met her the day she was born. I have to wait six more weeks. But I know those weeks will fly, and I plan to make this visit count!

My husband is ending this Father's Day in one of his favourite ways. He is watching basketball with his son. I can smell popcorn and hear excited voices and I know they are both as happy as can be. Connor's bedtime passed about 10 minutes ago, but I'm not sending him upstairs just yet. They are having so much fun together, and I think they both deserve a few extra minutes on this special day.

Happy Father's Day

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