Saturday, June 14, 2008

Father's Day


Happy Father's Day!

I knew that Chris would be a great father before I married him... that was one of the criteria of course... but I didn't know HOW great he'd be. About 10 minutes ago (on father's day), he was on the floor cleaning up 100's of rice kernels that had missed grace's mouth and landed so nicely all over the kitchen floor. He was doing this because he knew that if I bent over to do the same, everything I just ate would come up too.
I guess this would be a good time to clarify the above statement. Well, I guess you could say that we are unexpectedly expecting.... YUP....almost 3 months now... and I have been really sick. The past few months have been hard, and Chris has been nothing but solid. He will keep grace up until 10 just so that she will sleep in an extra hour or so for me in the morning. He comes home from a long day at work and picks right up and plays with grace for hours... on the golf course, in the yard, reading books etc... because by that time the only thing I can do is lay in bed. No complaining, no hesitation, he takes care of everything. That is just the epitome of his heart. He is a servant and has a tender, caring heart. He truly wants to be there for us, no matter how tired he is and no matter how long his day was.

I can not imagine life without him. Grace looks into his eyes with so much trust and pride and that makes me happy. He works long hours most of the year, but makes up for the lost time with Grace for sure. She misses him, and he misses her. The time he does have with her does her heart good.

I am so thankful for this man that God brought me, and I know that no matter what comes our way, we can handle it... or at least he can... and I can try to follow his lead. So needless to say, I am really scared of what is ahead, especially since this is so much of a surprise, but knowing I have someone who will stand for us when I can't is so comforting.

Happy Father's Day Honey! And thanks for being so awesome! We love you!

4 comments:

Chelle said...

Happy Father's Day Chris, and oh my gosh....CONGRATS!!!!! Hope you start feeling better SOON friend. If you need anything, holler :)

katie said...

Praise God for these wonderful men of ours! We had to run out early from church because my Chris had to tend to his grill, so please tell your Chris happy Father's Day from the Songers.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Jamie,I've got big fat tears running down my face after reading your sweet words about Chris. You are both wonderful parents to Grace Ann and you will be wonderful parents to brand new baby Burton. Somehow God multiplies the love in our hearts so that there is the same for all our kids.
Diane

Anonymous said...

jamie... I happened upon your blog through shayna's baby blog! CONGRATS on the new little one. I know that you all are in His hands and that there is a greater purpose in this than we could see. I am so glad to read the update, funny blogs about terrible-twos and other silly stories... i was laughing out loud! Grace sounds like she is agreeing with the two's... but they will be over soon! hope you start feeling better jamie! Margaret Callahan