Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day....

I couldn't let Father's Day go by without paying tribute to Allison's Dad. Mike loved his Allison more then he ever dreamed he would love a child. I'm not sure that he saw himself as a father until she was here and he was instantly the devoted Dad. He never thought he was babysitting when he was alone with her -- he realized he was her father and was equally responsible. He was almost always the parent who got up with her at night because I was never good at missing sleep. When she woke in the night, she yelled "Daddy" because he was the one who usually showed up. He was a wonderful, loving Dad who continued to give Allison love and support until the day he died. He loved her dearly which is a huge part of why she's grown to be the person she is. This has been a rough Father's Day for her but thankfully, when you have 3 little kids who need you it doesn't give you much time for pondering. She's lucky to have a supportive husband who is also a devoted and loving father for her children to help her through the rough times.

He may be gone from us but he will never be forgotten. Happy Father's Day, Mike!

2 comments:

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

God bless you, Jan and Allison, on this Father's Day. I'm glad you had Mike. God knows what He's doin, eh? Y'all were made for each other. Much love. ~Mindy

Debra said...

I knew this would be a hard day for all of you. Thanks for sharing about Mike. I wish I could have met him. I know you all have great memories to share with each other.That keeps him alive in your heart. And you know, that you WILL see each other again.
much love, Debra
p.s. wonderful photo, the girls are so little!