Monday, June 22, 2009

Father and Son

OH, the joy of a Daddy and boy.

Finny was so excited for Jack to have a special day. After yoga, Jack came home to this beautiful DECLARATION OF LOVE banner.
Our Jack is so sweet that he let Finn take him to Dave and Busters for Father's Day so "they" could play video games. Finn was just sure that Jack really needed to fly an airplane and since he couldn't fly a real one today, he made sure he got to fly a simulator. It was pretty cool and Jack did love it. Maybe next year we'll have a real plane for him to fly?

Not a day goes by that I am not astounded and grateful for the love, attention and kindness of this man to this boy. They are so in love and there must be nothing greater known to man than the love between a father and son. My heart is so full of them. Finn told us before we went to bed,

"Mom, I know you might not believe this, but tonight I love Daddy more than you."

Could you just die at that kind of love?

And I sure did miss my own Daddy today. I often lament the fact that his generation had such different things expected of them. How much he missed out on with my me and my brother. He was a kind and sweet Daddy, but I look at Jack and think how different my Dad's life might have been had he been born in another era. I think about my Dad most days. I'll never not miss him, I know that for sure. And as I've grown older I've been able to embrace all the love that he was and forget all that I thought he wasn't. He was my Daddy and I'll never have another.

Hug your daddies for me.

Michele, Jack and Finnigan the Curious

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Blah, Blah, Blogging

Oh, my, I've been a bad, bad blogger.
Sometimes blogging feels like "one more thing I have to do."
Sometimes I do it with such joy.
Lately, it's been the former.
I also started a new house and garden blog and that's been my passion of late. (I'll reveal it soon, still working on back posting.)

So, here's a quick recap of May and early June and I promise I'll try to do better!

Major construction on the house including new driveway, new garage floor, new front porch, new walkway, new outdoor shower/hot tub redo. Whew!

See above.

I was in a play. It was fun and I'm glad that it's over.

Jackdaddy and I celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary.
It was lovely and I'm so thrilled to still be together. Growing, loving, learning, laughing and sometimes barely muddling through!

Y'all come on over and be sure to drive up in the driveway!

Michele, Jack and Finnigan the Curious