My friend shelah wrote this great post over on the segullah blog. She got me thinking about how I appreciate the fathers in my life and their silent sacrifices. Being the creature of unstructuredness that I am, I cannot imagine being my husband and knowing that I will get up and go to work 235 days out of the year and will continue to do so for the next 30 years without end. All the while I enjoy days of relative freedom. Yes, I work hard to create a home and take care of our children, but I have a lot of freedom to structure my days. He never complains that I spend too much, or take for granted his hard work, which after all facilitates my trips around the world, my visits with friends, and my runs through the target clearance aisle. He supports my every action and decision. (you may remember a most recent example in my infidelity post)
I am lucky to have a dad much like my husband. Always working hard to be the one behind the scenes creating opportunities for his family. Their service and diligence brings us blessings! They are tireless, they mow the lawns, the take out the trash, the carry all heavy suitcases, the keep things around the house in tip top shape with nary a complaint. Being my father or husband means you get roped into a lot by virtue of association. Things like wedding flower and cake transport, portrait painting, poster making, PTO events, helping set up for big church events, tending kids (often more than just mine), or running the show while I am off giving presentations or at a church activity.
It is always said that behind every good man is a good woman, but I really can attest that behind smart mamas are definitely some smart daddy-os. I appreciate the hard work, sacrifice, and goodness of so many men around me. I look to them to teach my sons how to grow up to be good, strong, kind men! So thanks for all you do.
Today's assignment in a word I want something you love about your husband or dad...
(Ps - more good reading, another cute dad post by my friend sheree)
1. my husband
2. my dad
3. good men