I have had no greater joy than watching Eric become Nora’s dad. Everyday he pours himself into our little girl, and everyday they fall more in love with one another. Thier bond is precious, and I’m just blessed to get to sit back and watch it happen. He is, with out a shadow of a doubt, the best father I could ever imagine. There is no other person I would want to go on this journey of parenting with than him.
Today was a day to celebrate dads everywhere; to let them know just how loved they are. I have many friends whose day was a painful one: the aching heart from a lost father, the longing to become a dad but unable to, a distant relationship with with an estranged parent. My heart hurts for them, but it certainly makes me all the more grateful that today I had have so much to celebrate.
Today was Eric’s first Father’s Day, and I wanted it to be special. Nora and I took some time to make a few special gifts for our favorite guy. We had a great time doing it!
“Um, Mom…I thought we read on Pinterest that this was edible??? It’s awful…”
After coffee in bed and a wonderful service at church, we headed out to one of Eric’s favorite restraunts for lunch, Red Robin. I mean, nothing says, “I love you” like a strawberry milkshake and endless steak fries, right?
We finished the day at dinner with my family at Don Chilitos. And wouldn’t you know, I didn’t take a single picture. Fail, fail, fail. The only proof I have that we were there is the distention of my sopapilla filled stomach (which you do not want/need to see a picture of). It was fun to be able to celebrate my dad today as well. I love and have more respect for that man than you can imagine. I can’t say enough about him. I am so proud that I am his daughter. And he is a pretty awesome Grandpa.
To top off the day, my sister and brother in law finally made it public news that they are expecting thier first baby right around Christmas! I could not be more thrilled for them – what fabulous parents they are going to be! And I can’t wait to be THAT fun Auntie 🙂 This kid is going to be loved, snuggled and spoiled by Auntie Lauren and Uncle Eric.
We also got news this weekend about my MRI I had on Thursday. Thankfully, everything came back crystal clear and clean. There were no abnormalities or concerns that they could see, and I am so grateful. This now leaves us with questions as to why I am having such bad headaches and dizzy spells. I have a follow up appointment on Tuesday to find out what the next step is. Hopefully some relief is in sight and I will be back to my old self. I truly appreciate all of your kind messages, posts and texts regarding this. It means more than any of you know, so thank you 🙂 How blessed am I to have such thoughtful friends and family.