Summer Hiatus: Day # 26

summerhiatus26This guy is my heart! I could give you 100,000 reasons why he is the love of my life, but we don’t have time for that nor do you want to read it all. But one of the top on that list is the father that he is. The idea of fatherhood never ever appealed to him when we were dating and even first married. Then something happened and it did. It became clear from the moment he knew he would be a father that it would be one of his amazing contributions in the world. We so nicely play off of one another. I push our girls to their edges and limits and he keeps us all grounded. He is our home. The reality in a dreamers world and it works. Happy Father’s Day to the most amazing father I know. Your constant care, dedication and sacrifice for family is awe inspiring.

“To be the father of growing daughters is to understand something of what Yeats evokes with his imperishable phrase ‘terrible beauty.’ Nothing can make one so happily exhilarated or so frightened: it’s a solid lesson in the limitations of self to realize that your heart is running around inside someone else’s body. It also makes me quite astonishingly calm at the thought of death: I know whom I would die to protect and I also understand that nobody but a lugubrious serf can possibly wish for a father who never goes away.”
Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22: A Memoir

 

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