Sunday, June 15, 2008

father's day

like i said on mother's day, things changed when we had kids. i started to see the world through the eyes of a mom. i also started to see myself as a mom, and my husband as a dad. and what a great dad he is. he has been in love with our two little girls from the moment they were born. even before that. having twins made our early experience as parents a little different than most. there was no trading off, taking turns, or sleeping through a feeding. we were in it together. all the time. we fed the babies together, day or night. we both lugged around a baby carrier wherever we went. we both paced the living room with a crying baby night after night. we both wore spit-up stained clothes for a year. through it all, though, toby has been the best dad i can imagine. he is kind, loving, patient, and compassionate. he is proud of them, encourages them, and teaches them. he works hard everyday so that i can be home with our kids. when he gets home, he is always excited to see them. no matter what his day has been like, he comes through the door with a smile on his face. he loves to get on the floor and play with the girls. he makes them laugh, giggle, and squeal like no one else can. he is the first person they want to see in the morning, and the last person they want to see before going to bed. they look out the window every morning to see if daddy's car is still in the driveway. if he is still at work when they go to sleep, they make me promise that he will come in to check on them when he gets home. the other day, i asked them what their favorite things were. after thinking about it for only a second, catherine smiled and answered, "when my daddy comes home." the girls have a bond with their daddy that is so special. a bond that i see getting stronger each day. they are so lucky to have a daddy like him.

1 comment:

thenorvells said...

What a sweet post, Leslie. It is so neat to hear about how much your girls love Toby. I hope that continues for the rest of their lives.