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Happy Fathers Day To Our Dad

6.16.2007

One of the advantages to marrying a man with children from a previous marriage is you get to see him in action.

When I met Aaron, the first thing he did was whip out his wallet to show me pictures of Parker and Maddy. "What a cute, proud dad he is" I thought. And as we "hung out" that summer, I realized just how attached to his kids he was. During the weekends when he had his kids (every other weekend) he would always turn down any invitation to hang out (even if we were all going boating). "I have the kiddies" he would say.

And he was sad when he didn't have his kiddies. Sometimes, really, really sad.

And when I did finally get to meet them, (he was very cautious about introducing them to random girls he was dating), he would often include me in their time together. And I fell in love with them as much as I had already fallen in love with their dad.

And I continue to fall in love with him more each day. As I watch him teach Parker to drive, see him painfully talk to Maddy about boys, kick the soccer ball with Max, play cars with Charlie, and hear him tell Jack how happy he is that he came to our family.

He is the best dad. And we are so lucky that he is ours! We LOVE you!

(another cheesy montage, but I had to do it for my mother-in-law. I love to make her cry.)

12 comments:

Americanmom said...

Aaron is a lucky man and so are your 5 beautiful kids. What a truly amazing woman you are! You can do it all - I'm waiting for the updates on your 100 day challenge, I know you can accomplish them all. How truly blessed I am to call you friend - what an example of womanhood and motherhood you are. Thank you for your friendship and testimony - you are a valiant woman and I love you so much!

Mandee said...

awww... Steph commented on my blog. And you said so many nice things. I can't wait to see this weekend, and your family. I miss and love you too.

Ladies and Gentlemen... this is my BFF I have talked so much about.

Katie said...

Your mother-in-law is not the only one that's going to cry to your montage. What a sweet tribute to Aaron. You ARE such a great of example of all of the above and how a wife should be too. Have fun in Vegas!

Laura said...

Know what ?? I even did cry throughout this most BEAUTIFUL video you had created.

I am truly blessed you are in Aaron and children's life. You have made the difference--not just in your family. You made the difference for ALL OF US: your extended family and friends. We love you very much.

grandma jojo said...

mission accomplished! thank you Mandee. I know how happy Aaron is and I know why. He is blessed to have a beautiful, loving, fun, talented, wife who loves him. And five adorable children who love him.
I am blessed to be his mom.

Alifinale said...

Such a sweet tribute. I love all the pictures and so sweet to see how much you appreciate your hubbie.

Tiffany said...

what a beautiful tribute to your husband :)

heather said...

so awesome mandee

Aimee said...

Loved it! I love you Aaron, you are an amazing Father.

RACHIE said...

You have such a great family. What a nice tribute to Aaron. I think he is so lucky to have you!

Joey Romine said...

Very cool video, makes me want to marry Aaron. He's one sexy little beast! He hasn't changed one bit in the last 20 years. I LOVE YOU A Eugene Grant!

Joey

Laurel said...

What a sweet family!