Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day 2010

What a crazy crazy weekend! Today was a fantastic way to end the weekend too! It started off with Dan letting me sleep in until 8:15...WOW! Yup, on Father's Day that wonderful hubby of mine let me sleep in. How sweet. Then he added to it and took my car to get a desperately needed oil change. While gone, Thomas and I worked on Father's Day cards (yes, you could say I'm a little behind). It was raining cats and dogs so we were unsure as to whether the Spok.ane Ind.ians game would be cancelled...and it was. It ended up being a bonus because we were able to attend a Father's Day celebration with Grandpa Lyle (his last due to stage 4 cancer that has spread to his liver and bones). We were thankful to share in the celebration and see him and get more hugs.

**Side note- Did you know that Grandpa Lyle is the person that really taught me to hug? True story! My family is not a touchy feely huggy family. I did not grow up giving hugs upon entering and leaving a family event. The first time I met Grandpa Lyle was at my SIL's high school graduation party. Dan and I had been dating about 2 months. I was in a situation where Dan was hanging with some cousins and I was standing alone just watching and not really sure where I belonged. He came up to me and gave me the biggest longest hug I've ever had. How did he know I needed that hug? I was still not a huggy person but it was the most perfect best hug I've ever had. He didn't say anything, just wrapped his arms around me and gave me a hug. That was my introduction to Grandpa Lyle. Since then, I've always made sure to get my hugs when around him. I seek them out, and he knows it. Even tonight I told him, "I haven't gotten my hug today." He replied, "Then you must need an extra long one," and he proceeded to squeeze me tighter and we just stood and hugged. This is usual for us. And I'm thankful. I'm thankful for his hugs. I'll miss his hugs. But I'll pass them on. To my children and my grandchildren.

Anyway, to finish the blog entry- We ended the day with Dan's family and had just a marvelous time. To my husband I say, Happy Father's Day! Our family is blessed with a daddy that is involved, caring, patient, and committed. He is the best daddy ever. He makes each and every one of us feel special and loved every single day, and for that I say , thank you!

1 comment:

Jolene said...

I love that story about Grandpa's hugs! Cute!!!