June 17, 2011

Weekend Musings: Father's Day

O, to try and put into words the enormous amount of gratitude, respect, and awe that I have for my husband as I've watched him grow as a father over the last few years.
Parenting our son, as I've written before, often takes great feats of strength (literally, especially when S is climbing us like a rock wall) and plenty of patience and counting to ten.  But somehow, Chris manages to manage it much better than I do most days.

I love that he includes our son in real-life lessons, like the garage renovation project, and allows him to participate by using real tools and doing real tasks, despite slowing down his own work.
His dedication to his yoga and mindfulness practice is astounding, awaking every day at 4:45am for asanas, just so he can get an hour in before Soren wakes up.  I credit this practice to giving him more patience and clarity in dealing with the daily challenges of being a parent.
Being pregnant has certainly been more challenging the second time around, but Chris is always there to make it easier for me by buckling car seats, cleaning up the pee all over the toilet seat (not mine!!), and endlessly tying Soren's shoes over and over again.
Plus he adores my cooking, and tells me so all the time, along with how lucky he is to have me as a partner.  I can't imagine wanting anything more from a husband and father, and I really hope Soren and I can give him a really nice Father's Day on Sunday.  Probably a picnic lunch, maybe a long, long nap for him to savor.  But definitely lots of hugs and kisses.

Any plans for the fathers in your life this weekend?


  1. It sounds like you've got quite the keeper there Kathleen :) You both are wonderful people, so it was only a matter of time before you found each other!

    4:45am yoga practice is DEFINITELY admirable! I'm working my way up something like that-Maybe not so early though o.O LOL

    I'm not really sure what we have planned for this weekend-I guess we'll see when the day comes!

  2. Happy Father's Day to Mr. Geek! I hope you all had a wonderful time celebrating today! :)


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