It is becoming more and more regular that Parker and I barely see Sam each day. School is picking up speed, and since he is working and going to school, there isn’t much extra time. As he came home the other day after 8 PM, I was simply amazed by him. He greeted our boy with a smile and eagerly started playing with him while eating his dinner. How did he have the energy for that? How after such a long day was he able to come home and still be happy; greeting us like we were the best people on the planet?
It made me think of my own dad. As I was growing up, my Dad disliked his job quite a bit. Each day was a sacrifice. Day-in and day-out he got out of bed just after 5 AM and drove an hour to work. Yet still, he came home ready to cheer at my basketball games, praise my accomplishments, and mow the lawn to top it off.
These men amaze me.
Motherhood is hard, very hard. But oh my, so is fatherhood! At times it means going to work when they’d rather be home, waking up to an alarm that doesn’t smile back, and missing milestones they wish they could see.
I know my role as a mother would be nearly impossible without Sam. And vice versa. His role as a father would be remarkably harder if I was not a steady influence at home.
So here’s to the best teammate I’ve ever had. To the man who gives our son everything he has to offer. To the man who works when he’d much rather be making memories together. To the man who encourages and loves me.
How have the men in your life blessed you? What do they do each day that amazes you?