Sunday, June 20, 2010

happy father's day.

What is the best thing about Daddy?

Skyler:  He is the best dad in the world because he reads us stories at night and takes us to the farm and he takes us swimming!

Reed:  He takes us to the farm.  And to the chickens!

Skyler adds:  He's really a crazy dad because he throws us in the water and makes silly faces.

What can Daddy do really well?

Skyler:  Swimming! and taking care of us!

Reed:  Hugging and cuddling.

 What would you like to say thank you 
to Daddy for?
Skyler: Thank you for taking care of us, and 
thank you for Jackson.
Reed:  Dinosaur! 
Me:  Thank you, Sam, for loving the kids so much that it hurts you, for cleaning the house so well and so often, for taking the kids on adventures, for teaching the kids to cheer for mommy, for being an example of a strong, able man who hugs, cuddles, laughs, cooks, cleans, and adores his family.  Skyler and Reed don't quite know how good they have it, but I do.


And in tribute to my own Daddy, here is part of a poem I love:

my father moved through dooms of love
through sames of am through haves of give,
singing each morning out of each night
my father moved through depths of height

this motionless forgetful where
turned at his glance to shining here;
that if(so timid air is firm)
under his eyes would stir and squirm

newly as from unburied which
floats the first who, his april touch
drove sleeping selves to swarm their fates
woke dreamers to their ghostly roots

and should some why completely weep
my father's fingers brought her sleep:
vainly no smallest voice might cry
for he could feel the mountains grow.

-- from "My father moved through dooms of love"

by e.e. cummings.


Carver Fam said...

love this pics of sam and the kids. they are so timeless and capture his love and adoration for his little Manhart's.

love you sammy xoxo