My kids are pretty blessed to have some amazing men in their heritage. Not only do they have an incredibly loving and involved Dad, they have two awesome Grandpas, and one living Great-Grandpa who love them very much. They also have 3 Great-Grandfathers that they won’t get to meet until Heaven who left a pretty great example and heritage behind.
I always knew Ked would be an amazing father. In fact, while I was filled with doubt about my mothering ability, I never had any concerns with his fathering ability. You don’t have to be around Ked for long before you realize he is one of the most compassionate, loving men around.
We were married for quite awhile before we had kids. But I guess when you get married at 20, waiting 7 1/2 years isn’t too long. Still, we had a pattern and rhythm of life with just the two of us, and we were both a bit apprehensive of what life might look like with little ones. Now, we can’t imagine it any other way.
As I’ve watched Ked enter the fathering role with gusto, he’s become ever more dear to me. He is strong, compassionate, fun-loving and so wise with our kids. He knows when to be stern and discipline and when they just need a hug. He’s in tune with their needs. He can turn the simple task of blowing up a balloon into a 20-minute game that leaves us all laughing til we cry. He hosts the most amazing dance parties.
And so, for your Father’s Day viewing pleasure, here is one of my most favorite videos. Happy Father’s Day, love! Enjoy!
Susie Finkbeiner says
Oh…we did enjoy that video! So silly!