Certain days will always be difficult for us, but more so for L. Father's day is by far one of the most difficult. She has asked me for the last few weeks when it was coming. The first two father's day holidays after Sean's passing were super difficult. Lots of tears, emotions and heartache.
Lani asked me recently why she didn't get to have a Dad anymore, and I explained to her that although Daddy is in Heaven she has been blessed with many men in her life who care about her and love her. She has lots of fathers in her life. I know for some people that seems insensitive and insane to say, but she really does.
I've really taken the time to look at all the awesome "Fathers" that have stepped up since Sean's passing, and I think that if you all could see how men LOVE this girl you would agree also.
So when i decided to write this blog, i decided to google "what makes a father?"
I found many quotes that personified these men, but these are the ones that resonated with me most.
And while we will undoubtably miss Sean especially on Sunday, we are truly blessed to have these men as well. By no means will they ever take Sean's place, however they definitely have left a Huge standard to compare all men to
I saw a great quote as well...
"A father isn't always defined as the man who makes the child, but also the man who extends his hands and time to help with the child's raising and his heart to love the child through anything!!!"
They play dress up, sit through recitals, may or may not have had their make up done, pick up from school, build forts, set boobie-traps, attend "spa parties", have tea parties, help with homework, watch cartoons, have "dates", drive hours just to go to the fair, carry her when she sleep, FaceTime and Phone Calls, take care of her whens she's sick, and constantly go out of their way to make sure this little girl always has a "Father" present for every important occasion.
I can't tell you enough how much it means to me to know that she has such great men in her life. So happy Father's Day to Daddy in Heaven and all of her great Fathers here on earth! We love you
L and Papi
Every "Drama Queen" needs a "Drama King" (David)
they always keep her lifted
not sure if you can read the post, but Jay sat making paper candy all day (after their move date) for L to sell, because he was "her employee"
when your niece asks you to wear a pink mask and cape you do!!! lol...
(For the life of me i can't figure out how to rotate those last two)