I have been eating up stories today. Words and pictures and memories and status updates---like, like and like some more. Everyone sharing memories of times with their fathers, times with their children, times that matter, that live on.
If you are missing your Dad today, I hold you in my heart and I send you good thoughts and I hope that peace finds you in memories and love that last longer than we do.
If you had the pleasure of seeing your dad today, I hope you hugged him and toasted him over a beer and said thank you a million ways for such a gift.
Me? I sent greetings to my amazing dad first thing this morning and then set out to celebrate with Husband as he enjoyed his very first Father's Day.
I remembered a million moments, all lightning fast. Dancing with Dad at my wedding, talk after talk about life and chasing dreams and living up to potential. Building castles on the sand, bike rides, tennis matches and the way I feel every time he helps or takes care of me, even into my 30's.
BJ seeing our daughter for the first time, exclaiming "there she is!" And smiling as big as I've ever seen. An amazing blessed year of watching my awesome partner in crime become a daddy. Changing diapers, bouncing away screamies, playing and playing and playing some more. The way he looks at her (it melts my heart), and the way she squeals with joy when she sees him (yep, that does too).
All of these memories intersect in my mind and I guess that's really appropriate in a random sort of way. I remember a lifetime of awesome moments with my Dad while I watch my daughter live out her moments with Beeg. It's an awesome kind of time-warp. An embarrassment of riches that I don't take for granted. Especially not today.
We went for walks and played a lot and set up a summer pool and had a big BBQ dinner to celebrate, and even though it was a perfect day, there's still no real way to express how very much I adore my Husband as a Daddy. So I will keep enjoying these days and moments and memories that add up to a lifetime of love. And I will make it my mission to one day host my dad and my kiddo's dad together on Father's Day. And I will remain grateful. Always always that.
Happy Father's Day!