There is a reason my kids are the luckiest ever. And it is because of their Daddy. He is the most fun, caring, loving, sweet, charming, amazing, and wonderful Daddy ever. I am so lucky to have found him. I know not all Dad’s do what he does. He truly puts us first all the time. He goes to work everyday for us. He is so patient and kind. I fall in love with him even more everyday. Just a little quick, mushy wonderfulness for my favorite person.
Like any girl growing up I thought of my future, my kids, the home I would live in, my job. I don’t recall putting too much thought into who I would share all of that with. Then as I got older I added in the image of my husband. The father of my children. I imagined an idea. A man, tall, handsome, loves me and my kids. Beyond that I had no idea. I know that the reality of who I have in my life, to share my family with is something I could have not dreamed up. I did not know dad’s like Dale existed. To see the love, the pride, the determination, patience, protection, guidance, and enjoyment he has for our children is something I am in awe of. My kids and I are lucky to say that Dale meets and exceeds any expectations placed on his shoulders. When we started our family I knew he would be a good dad. But to see how he is as a Dad is something I am very lucky to see. I have a front row seat to the biggest and best love a Daddy could ever have for his children.
|him an Nora|
|Caleb and Dale|
|a moment with newborn Gavin and big sister Nora|
He jumps in with our kids, being their biggest playmate. Dale is always up for a good time when it comes to our kids. Some what of a serious person by nature our kids have brought the silly out in him. He glows when looking at our kids. I have had some moments completely blow me away when our kids have said something funny, or sweet. And we catch each others eyes, he gives me this smile that lets me know he gets it. At that moment the pride we have for our kids, the life we have created together, and the disbelief that this is us. He is the only person that can truly share and understand those moments with me.
He always has time for our kids, he does not know the phrase “just wait a minute”. He gives every moment to his children. I have learned from him to be in the moment, enjoy where we are. Not look to the future, what should be happening. To just go with it. We will end up somewhere, probably the place we should have been anyways. His phrase is “It will work out, we will figure it out”.