Sunday, June 21, 2009

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!

I couldn't have asked for a better father for my children.

He's affectionate, strong, caring, protective, and loves the Lord.

When they see his truck or van pull up, they go crazy! They"ll run outside and start yelling, "Daddy! Daddy!" What a blessing!

Just like so many other fathers, he would do anything he possibly could for them, and he always puts their needs (even mine) before his. He would rather spend all his time with his family than do anything else.

Of course, he does do other things on his own..lol. For someone with a broken bone in his lower back, you would never know it! There is literally not one lazy bone in his body. He works hard all day (gets up at 3:45 to start at 5 and done by 1:30), but yet will still have the energy to exercise and still have quality time with the family. But, you know what he would say to all of that? He would say it was only through God that he could do this. It's not of his own strength, but the Lords. I love how he wants to be aligned with Gods word, and to be obedient to what His will is for our family.

This picture was from last fall at the end of the soccer season. He has coached my oldest sons team for 7 years now, and has coached each of our childrens teams at one time or another. For a few years he has always coached two teams at a time.
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He worked at church for a few weeks when he was laid off. God is good because we did not go without during that time! We went to visit him one day, and you can see that Veronica was so happy to see her daddy!
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This is from a few months ago. Danny was helping him put a dresser together. I know I've shared this before, but I just love this picture!
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Everyone says that Eli looks like Gabe, but I don't think so..lol. We think he must really look like Gabe's biological family because he totally does not look like anyone on my side of the family.
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Daddy's girls'! This was at the Father-Daughter Princess Ball at our church last September. I can't wait for the next one this year!!
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And here he is doing what he loves the most....worshipping the Lord! This was during our home fellowship. LOL, Isaiah looks like he's in a daze, but he's looking at music notes.
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HAPPY FATHER'S DAY, HONEY! WE LOVE YOU!
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29 comments:

Mo said...

What a sweet picture there at the end. Love that one. You've found a keeper! What a great Daddy.

Sawatzky family said...

What a beautiful post! :)
What a blessing the Lord gave you in your husband :)

jen@odbt said...

Great post. I know I could not do this without my husband. They truly are the glue that keeps family together. Have a great Father's Day!

He And Me + 3 said...

Alicia,

What a sweet post about a very wonderful man, husband and father. Your family is blessed.
Loved all the pictures.
Happy Father's Day Gabe!

Lauren said...

this is too sweet! You and your children are so blessed!! Thank you for sharing all the wonderful pictures!

mimi said...

Alicia, this is so sweet! I love the picture of your son playing quitar and your hubby with his eyes closed....love it! All the pictures are fantastic!

McCrakensx4 said...

Sounds like a great dad and hubby! You are so blessed to have a man like that in your life! Enjoy your day and Happy Father's Day to him!

Chris said...

great post! great tribute!

happy father's day to him!

Susie said...

What a great daddy! I hope he has a GREAT Father's Day:-)

mother goose said...

a great post to a great man.

Pilar said...

What a great tribute to your husband!!!

Tara said...

We are so blessed to have such wonderful husbands who adore their families. Enjoyed all of the pictures but love the last one!

Beth in NC said...

I love the picture of him worshiping! What a blessing Alicia. I'm glad God has given you such a godly husband.

Love!
Beth

Rainy Day Farm said...

What a cute family and blog you have. I can't wait to participate in Friday Photo Flashback this week. I also love to meet other homeschoolers. Thanks for sharing.

Stacy said...

Your family is just AWESOME!!! HOpe he had a great Father's Day:)

louann said...

wow what a great post! i was smiling all throughout while reading it.

you are blessed!

Lorie said...

You are blessed.

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

He sounds like SUCH an awesome dad!!! I hope you all had fun celebrating with him!

Stephanie said...

Happy Fathers Day to your husband!

I had no idea he had a broken bone in his back!!!! He is such a wonderful man and you are incredibly blessed :)

Hope said...

That is such a cute picture of him, at the end, with all the children.

Very sweet man he must be…I am happy for you!

♥Hope

Helene said...

Alicia, you are so blessed to have him for a husband! He looks like a wonderful (very involved!!) father. I love the pic of him dancing at the Father/Daughter ball....so sweet!

Mommy24cs said...

You have a beautiful family :o)

Jenny said...

What a gorgeous family you have...Happy belated Fathers Day

Life with Kaishon said...

Happy Father's day to him. What a blessing!

Alicia W. said...

Glad you guys had a great fathers day! :o) Sweet pictures.

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

What a beautiful post! You have a precious family my friend!

4 Lettre Words said...

Just beautiful....that last photo made my heart sing!!

Hope he had a fantastic day!

Denise said...

Such a precious, precious post.

homeschoolceo said...

Now those are great pics! Beautiful post :D