Monday, June 16, 2008

The Two Smartest Men I Know.

28w 4d

So I bet you think I forgot about Father's Day, huh? Actually I didn't and I meant to write yesterday, but the day was so busy I pretty much collapsed by the time we got home last night. On with the tributes!

First up, my dad.

I would like to think that I have one of the best dad's on earth. Actually, I know I do. It's so hard to even begin to write about my dad so that readers that do not know him well will understand the kind of person he is. My dad is the Jack of all Trades, or the Jerry of all Trades if you want to get technical. He is one of the smartest men I know, whether he believes it or not. I am proud to say that I inherited his common sense, technical, and artistic abilities. The man can literally build you a new car, draw you a new car, then teach you how to negotiate properly to make sure you do not pay too much for a car.

His smile lights up rooms, and his personality sets them on fire. He can walk into a new place, (let's use the Happiest Place on Earth, Walt Disney World, as an example) not knowing a single soul, and walk away with complete strangers clamouring to have dinner with him and his family because they are now best friends. He makes friends everywhere he goes!
My dad has taught me so many things in life that I carry with me every day - and always will. I love him so much and admire him in so many ways. I already know he will be a wonderful grandfather to BL, because if he applies HALF of the love he did towards me, it will be more than enough. I love you dad!

Next up is the newest daddy to the bunch, my wonderful hubabubs, Paul:

I have to tell a story about Paul and an encounter that he recently had with his son. On Saturday night, we were relaxing on the couch, watching some TV and like I always do, I let Paul know that my stomach was moving like crazy. BL has been so active lately I am convinced now more than ever that he is trying to escape via belly button. Paul came over to where I was laying, put his face close to my stomach and started talking to BL. He also wanted front row seats to watch the movement. Well Paul said something funny, which made me laugh, causing my entire stomach to bounce up and down. But Paul didn't know it was me that was making it do that. The look on his face was priceless! He actually was so startled that he had to run for the bathroom for fear of wetting himself! BL is strong, but not THAT strong!

That is an example of one of the many encounters that Paul has had with BL so far, but not my favorite. Watching Paul during ultrasounds is the best thing EVER. I am so lucky to be married to a man that cares so deeply about this baby. It is so evident that he already loves him so much. I never had any doubts though, since I know what kind of a man he is towards others. Paul is the other smartest man I know. I have learned so much from him in the short time that I have known him. I hope that I have taught him as well and I cannot wait to take this journey of parenthood with him. I cannot think of a better man to be the father of my children. I wish I had half the compassion and love that Paul exhibits every day of his life.

Paul, I appreciate everything you are doing, and have done to make my life and BL's life as wonderful as possible. Thank you for being such a wonderful and supportive husband - I can't wait to see what you do with fatherhood! Happy 1st Father's Day! I love you!


Laura said...

::wipes tear::

So sweet

Colleen said...


Allison said...

Goodness gracious...I cannot see my computer screen through my teary eyes haha...