Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Father's Day

This week is getting away from me! It's a traveling week for Mr. Robert, and we've been keeping busy with waterslides, trips to grandma's, and I got my summer hair done yesterday, which...hallelujah. I've gotta say it wasn't quite as hard to say goodbye to Eric when he left yesterday morning as it has been some other times. I think it's because we had a week of normalcy last week. Much easier than the relentless back and forth! Traveling is exhausting, and saying goodbye all the time is draining.

I never got a chance here to say Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there! Hope you had a good one. We spent ours with family.

As usual on special days, we tried to get a good picture with Eric and all of the kids on Sunday. And as usual, our son decided not to cooperate for most of them. :) When I try to take pictures of just one of the kids for something I can't seem to keep him from jumping in, too. But when you actually want him to be in a picture - nope! Did get a few good ones with dad and his girls first, though.

They finally tried to lure Reagan in by saying his stick could be in the picture, haha. 

He still wasn't thrilled, but we ended up getting one where he wasn't totally scowling. :)

It's amazing to me that even after the craziest day...with the craziest fits and when everything blows up around that moment of quiet at the very end we're still able to rally and say, "I love our crazy life." I love it mostly, because this guy is on my team. So thankful for his heart. He's a great dad.

After a morning at church we had lunch at my parent's house. The kids were VERY excited to eat. (They are always starving after church services, haha!)

And we were all highly entertained by Miss Evelyn, who was not in fact angry in these pictures, but trying to learn how to cross her eyes. :D

Charlotte got some grandpa time in...she LOVES his mustache. Baha.

And it was a great day to just take it easy. (Thank you to Eric's dad for surprising us with a mowed lawn when we got home! Our lawn mower is in the shop...again.... It was a great gift for Eric on this day!)

On days like these I am so thankful for all of the fathers in my life...but it also makes me highly cognizant of those who don't have a father figure themselves. I never know just the right words to say in that situation. I know many many people who have lost their dad or who are estranged from their dad. This is the best comfort I know....

Psalm 68:55
A father of the fatherless and a judge for the widows, Is God in His holy habitation.

Psalm 10:14
But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted; you consider their grief and take it in hand. The victims commit themselves to you; you are the helper of the fatherless.

Psalm 146:9
The LORD watches over the foreigner and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.

There are so many more verses like this. In other words, he's got your back. Maybe even in an extra special way. :)

I hope everyone had a great weekend...several days ago. Better late than never, right? Love to you, friends!

1 comment:

Stefanie said...

Oh gosh! four kids in one picture looking happy and no major meltdowns?! That's a Father's Day miracle! And seriously. I dreaded my dad having to leave for work. It's tough on kids and tough on momma. You need a momma's night out...or in (with charolette of course!)


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