Happy Tuesday. Hope ya’ll had an amazing weekend. We sure did over here. I can hardly believe how fast summer is going, but I think when you’re a midwesterner…it sure does zip by.
On Sunday we celebrated Drew’s second Father’s Day and I wanted to share a little story.
I was talking to my dad on the phone the other week and telling him about how much Drew loves being Maxwell’s dada. I said, “I knew he was going to be an amazing father because he is such a good man, but I didn’t know how much he was going to LOVE it.”
My dad said, “I did. I knew how much he would love it.”
That melted my heart right there. My dad always speaks so highly of Drew and Drew does the same of my dad.
And as I sit here typing this, I just feel like I’m the luckiest woman in the world to have been raised by such a good daddy and now to be married to one. I really try not to take it for granted because I know that not everyone is so lucky.
They are the type of dads that work really hard, but come in the door and are ready to wrestle around on the floor being silly. They don’t need a break after their hard workdays, they want to take full advantage of the precious time they have before bedtime. In fact, they’re definitely the type of dads that will rile the kiddo up right up until bedtime…no sense in winding down 😉
I think all parents have such an enormous influence over their children. This is a quote from an old blog post that I think is SO sweet to reflect back on: “The voice that is in their head the most is yours– make it a positive and supportive one. ‘We’ve got to breathe life into our children.’ -JP Penzkover. I’m not a mama yet, but I can tell you that I want my babies to believe in themselves and have confidence. I wholeheartedly believe it starts with what they see and hear from us.”
I can tell you that both of my parents did this for their children. They truly made us confident in ourselves and in following our dreams. There is something about a daddy instilling that in his daughter. He made us feel every bit as valuable and capable as any man. In fact, now that we’re older he always tells me that it was his goal to raise daughters that never would have to depend on a man. That he wanted his girls to have solid careers and be able to take care of themselves, and that it makes him really proud that we’ve done that.
But now that I have found a man to share my life with, I’m sure glad that he is daddy approved.
Remember that your words and actions are influencing people around you, whether they are small little eyes of a toddler watching you or your coworkers…you have the opportunity to make people feel good about themselves. And wouldn’t it be nice if we all wanted to do that for each other?