Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there, but most of all, Happy Father's Day to the three most important dads in my life.

First of all, Happy Father's Day to my father in-law, Tommy.
I couldn't ask for a better dad in-law.  He is loving, kind, and patient.  He is a fantastic grandfather.  He would do anything for us.  Thank you, Tommy, for loving us so much!

Secondly, Happy Father's Day to my daddy, Dale.  
I will always be my daddy's girl.  He taught me how a man should love a woman.  He has always been my biggest supporter.  He always lets me know how much he loves me and how proud of me he is.  We are exactly alike, which sometimes leads to arguing and butting heads, but I love knowing there's someone else in this world who thinks just like I do.  My poor mom, having to live with 2 "Whittingtons" all those years!  I love you, Daddy.  Thank you for everything you've sacrificed and all the love you've always given me.

Lastly, Happy Father's Day to the Daddy of my girls, Jon.
I thank God everyday for putting this man in my life.  I would not want anyone else on this parenthood journey with me.  He can be having the worst day, but the light in his eyes when he sees Adeline just melts my heart.  When he's home and she wakes up from a nap or in the morning, he always says, "Can I go get her?"  Sometimes we race down the hall to see who can get there first.  I love that he loves her just as much as I do.  I love that he would rather be with us than doing anything else.  I love that he's just as excited about having girl #2 as I am.  He is my rock when I'm in mommy panic mode.  When Adeline gets hurt or sick, he remains calm and takes care of the situation while I freak out.  I love you, Jon, more than you will ever know.
And on a different note, Happy 30th Anniversary to my parents!

My parents did something I'm so glad I did not do and something I so hope my girls don't do.  They got married at the very young age of 18.  But unlike most, they've stuck it out and made it work.  There was never any screaming or fighting in my house.  My parents were a team and I always knew it.  I never heard the words, "Ok, but don't tell your dad."  They work together on literally everything they do.  They are each other's best friends.  They taught me what a marriage is supposed to look like.  Thank you, Mom & Dad for being the best role models.  I hope we all get to celebrate anniversary #60!


  1. Such a sweet post! I love your wedding pictures!

  2. This mad me cry tears of joy. Thank you. Your daddy and I love you so very much. We're so glad that you are our daughter. We couldn't be more proud of you and Jon and life you've made together. I know you'll be celebrating your 30th anniversary the same year we're celebrating our 56th!