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Saturday, June 20, 2009

A Father's Hands

My own father passed away before I was born. Growing up I was blessed as I child to have felt the love of a father through grandfathers, uncles and other kindhearted souls.

But I truly didn't understand the concept of fatherhood until Mr. Decor entered my life.
I knew that it would take someone very special to not just capture my heart, but also heal the broken heart of one very sweet little girl. He not only rose to the challenge, he exceeded all expectations.

A few years later sweet boy entered our lives all to early at just over five pounds. The image below of our three week old is indeed beautiful. But it doesn't quite capture everything. It doesn't capture the sweetness of this father singing softly and sweetly to his baby while rubbing the baby's back to keep him warm and calm. It doesn't capture the image of this father laughing and acting fast when repercussions of a diaper less shoot emerged. But most of all it doesn't capture the love and admiration I feel for this man, who thankfully is, the father of my children.


This Father's Day Mr. Decor will sit in a hotel room far from home. He is doing what great fathers everywhere have done for centuries, working to provide for his family.
But he is not alone, for he is truly, deeply and passionately loved by his family who anxiously await his return.

24 comments :

Mildred said...

Precious photos and memories Laura. You are truly blessed.

Anna Lindsey Sailer O'Reilly said...

What a beautiful letter for your husband.

marty39 said...

What sweet precious pictures. What a blessing to have such a wonderful husband and father for your children. God bless you all. Hugs, Marty

Allidink said...

Awww too bad that he can't be home but you are so understanding about it! You amaze me :) Lovely post and darling photos.

All the best,
Allison

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

What a sweet post! He sounds like such a loving man. :)

ceekay said...

Oh Laura...that picture is precious of your baby boy in daddy's arms! I am sure Mr. Decor knows how much he is loved and appreciated, even far from home.

Princess Of Pink said...

What a beautiful photo. That kind of pictures always brings tears to my eyes. You are SO blessed Laura.

Hugs from Marian♥

Lisa said...

It is always so wonderful to read about the good men, the type of men we want our daughters to marry. I, too, am lucky to be married to that type of man. I just wish there were enough for all of the deserving women out there.

ScrappinAway said...

Really, really sweet post. Brought tears to my eyes.

perilloparodies said...

Beautiful sentiments full of love and speaking of God's faithfulness to you. He truly is a healer and a restorer. This picture of your son is one of my favorites. I LOVE it!

Coastal Sisters said...

Absolutely lovely.

LuLu~*xoxo

Nancy said...

Laura,
What a very special post. You are blessed with a loving husband and father to your children. Wishing you all more happiness with each passing year.

Nancy

Terri and Bob said...

You are lucky indeed.... but so is he!!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

What an awesome letter to your precious husband! He must be a real treasure! Loved your pictures too. You guys can celebrate with him when he returns home. Love & blessings from NC!

Linda said...

Laura,
This is so very beautiful and it's brought the first tears of my day. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story with us. Blessings to you and your dear family,

Linda

RainGardener said...

Your wrote this just beautiful!

Brenda Leyland said...

What a beautiful tribute!

I enjoyed my wee visit to your lovely site -- I'll have to come back when I have more time. I popped over here from Lorrie's.

Really Rainey said...

Such a beautiful tribute...
~Rainey~

Rue said...

Beautiful post for a beautiful man loved by a beautiful woman.

hugs,
rue

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

These words that express your love for Mr.Decor speak volumns of the kind of caring wife you must be!

~Kristen~ said...

An absolutely beautiful tribute to what sounds like a wonderful man! Happy Father's Day Mr. Decor!!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Laura, this was such a wonderful tribute to your husband, who sounds like such a wonderful guy! The wedding picture is beautiful. And that photo of that big, muscular arm holding the baby is so precious! laurie

Joy said...

What a beautiful homage Laura. So very, very touching.

Shimmy Mom said...

Absolutely beautiful! I hope that he had a great day.
Good dads are such a blessing, I know 'cuz my kids have one too.
*hugs*