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Saturday, June 18, 2011

The Perfect Dad for us

Who else could handle all this craziness?  I think God knew I had a wild side and would love the thrill of noise, children, activity, and non-stop chaos.  You? You were studious.  You were an athlete.  You should have been a mathematician.  You like for everything to have its own place.  You like for life to make sense.

And what did you get?  You got a big basket of craziness.  You got mayhem everyday.  You married a woman who is the complete opposite of yourself.  Most people at some point come to the realization that their life can change with the role of the dice.  For you... life's dice just rolled into oblivion.  Twins?  Well, my mother would say God gave me twins because I needed the challenge.  You... who were so tidy - now had 2 children in the NICU, 2 poopy diapers, 2 round - the - clock feedings.  And you were amazing.  From the outside looking in, it must have looked like you purposefully planned for twin babies.  Even now, when the twins are crying together - you rarely get flustered.  You roll down that road like it was the path that you chose.

Then, less than a year later, we would travel down that path to add to our family again.  Another layer of nuttiness.  Another cart in the roller coaster that is our life.  And we were blessed with Alexander.  When the twins needed a parent following Alexander's birth and diagnosis - that parent wasn't me.  That parent was you.  People don't realize that you were basically a one man team last summer.  People probably don't know that you did everything for the twins, everything for me, and basically everything around our house.  You were the rock that held us together.

I guess what I'm trying to say is this.  Life's chips fall where they may.  Your chips once fell in a nice neat row.  Life took those chips and threw them to the wind.  Some men might have broken under the weight of the uncertainty of our life.  You don't break.  You don't bend.  You hold steady..... You are the life raft when any one of us needs you.  You are the daddy we need. The Perfect Dad for us.  No one else would do.

~Happy Father's Day ~

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2 Comments:

At June 19, 2011 at 12:54 AM , Blogger Non-Stop Mom said...

Oh, Kristen! This just brought tears to my eyes! What a wonderful guy! I'm so happy that you have such an amazing man - that is truly a gift.

(Not to mention that he's a Penn State fan - he gets mega bonus points from me just for that! ;) )

 
At June 19, 2011 at 9:40 AM , Blogger PrincessMommyPants said...

Awww, that was the sweetest thing ever!! I'm getting all teary over here too. What a wonderful story - and what a wonderful man :)

 

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