Sunday, June 21, 2009

Father's Day is Every Day

It seems that we're always on the road for "event" days -- my birthday is during a craft show. Mother's Day tends to fall during a show. And Father's Day does, too. Today was a particularly rough show because we had to leave early due to 20-30mph winds and rain, which made the tent and everything in it a hazard. I mean, I have insurance, but I didn't particularly feel like sending some poor customer to the hospital when the table flipped over, the tent legs buckled, and things started flying.

I felt horrible for Rick, spending the day this way, but he's such a trooper. Without him, I'd never be able to do a single craft show. He's the muscle, the organizer, the van-packer, the one who does the hard work. He never complains, always encourages, and is, in a word, fantastic.

All of this is multiplied and transferred to his sons. He brought up two boys single-handedly (they're now both getting PhDs -- one in Physics, the other in Microbiology) and now he's bringing up a six year old with more calm and wisdom than I have ever had.

Here are some favorite Daddy/Zack pictures, two from 2005 and one from this year. There are countless others, but there's not enough bandwidth in the world to show them all or express all the love I feel for the father of my best boy.

He's read countless stories...

and walked by his side, both figuratively and literally (through hurricane-ravaged Florida, in this case)....

And indulged Zack in his love of monster trucks.

Thank you, Rick, for being the best.


  1. What a great hubby you have! I was so impressed reading about the work you did in Zack's class this past year. You are awesome and inspiring. Makes me want to volunteer more. Loved the gifts. They were adorable. Hope you are having a good summer and feeling better.

  2. You are so blessed to have such a wonderful husband and father to his children. Happy Father's Day Rick!!

  3. Awwww....what a wonderful tribute to your hubbie! Zack is such a cutie!

  4. Awww, sorry to hear about the weather.. Are you still in OC? What adorable pics! Awwwww. I remember those days so well.

  5. Nice post to your husband!! Thanks for visiting my blog, and the kind words.....I'll visit again soon!!

  6. what a great post, sounds like you have a wonderful husband!

  7. What a lovely tribute! Hope you had a good day Rick!

  8. What a wonderful person! Happy Father's Day to him!

  9. Thanks for stopping by! My hubbie is a Va grad too ~ go wahoo's ;-)

    You make such beautiful jewelry - what a blessing to have such a supportive husband!

  10. A belated happy Father's Day to a pretty terrific guy!


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