Saturday, June 16, 2012

father's day. 2012.

for the past couple months, father's day has been on the back of my mind.
trying to figure out how to honor my husband, the father of our little boy, on his special day, 
just made me all sorts of giddy with excitement.  
i began planning the gifts we would give him, whether homemade or bought, 
and what we would do on that weekend to celebrate his amazing, steadfast, cornerstone role in our family.
and, though i thought up some pretty rad things, i kept feeling like nothing would suffice in rewarding his hard work, his love, his selflessness, his compassion, his empathy, and his honesty.

and then, it hit me.  he does those things out of love.  he doesn't even need to be rewarded.
[don't you worry....we still loaded him up with presents and fun surprises!]

if i can teach one thing to my children, about their father, it would be that he loves us well.

unfortunately, these days, love is a word so over-used, so used out of context, and so used without really understanding its value.  
but, today i choose to use the word love.

in trying to describe my mr leif, i rely on what our heavenly Father tells us about love.
because, thats exactly what my mr leif shows us.
love is these things:

"it's patient, love is kind. 
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
 It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, 
it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 
Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. 
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 
Love never fails." 

happy fathers day to you mr leif.
we love you :)

and without further ado, 
i give you the monsterishly long video i created for mr leif.
romy and i shared it with him this morning.
and, well, to say he loved it would be an understatement.

[hi grammys! hi papas! this video is for you!!!]

1 comment:

  1. that was beautiful!

    you gotcherself a keeper. fo shiz.