…celebrating this dude and the fact that he’s the man of the house. Hank’s daddy. His buddy. And as Henry put it tonight, “my friend.” How true it is. These two are best buds, and I adore that.
Hard to believe that in just a few months, J will be toting around TWO munchkins. But he’ll be awesome at it. We know this from experience–just ask Little Man. Daddy is his partner in crime. His matchbox car-playing, LEGO-building, adventure-seeking, walk-taking, slide-testing, swing-pushing, emergency vehicle-tracking, make you laugh so hard you cry-tickling, fro-yo creation-crafting, beach-combing, car carrier truck-drawing, get you all clean in the tub-washing, time for a bedtime story-reading, make you feel like you could do-anything DAD. Boy, is he lucky!
It’s no wonder H looks forward to weekend time so much, or that he asks for daddy first thing in the morning when he wakes up. I’m so thankful for J’s dedication to fatherhood, and for his seeking every opportunity to build into Henry’s life. He is truly invested in H’s well being, his learning, his growth, and his little heart moving towards God and knowing Him better. At mealtimes and bedtime, Henry always says, “Daddy pray.” I love this, because I know it makes a huge impact on our sweet boy and the direction his life is taking.
These days, J is playing double duty as I slow down a bit and get closer to the end of this pregnancy. And pretty soon, he’ll be on deck as we usher baby #2 into the world. Those hours of labor and delivery when H was born were some of my favorites ever with JMK, and I love thinking about getting to do it again. Our time in the hospital as a trio was sweet and sacred, and now there will be more love to share as Henry joins the mix after baby is born. We make a great team.
So, here’s to Henry’s dad (and the Button’s, of course), and to all of the time spent pouring into our little kiddo who admires his daddy like crazy. Happy Father’s Day, J! And Happy Father’s Day to our dads and Henry’s awesome grandpa’s, too! I’m so, so thankful for the strong men in Henry’s life who will teach him all about the world and the most important things in it as he grows!
grateful for the reason to celebrate,