I just wanted to take a minute to brag about my husband. If you're not one for sappy posts, or don't want to read me brag, it's ok. Head on to your next destination. It's not going to stop me!
Right now, my wonderful husband is upstairs mopping the kitchen. Yes, it's 9:45 on Father's Day and he's mopping the kitchen. We have house guests coming tomorrow so we decided we'd get the house in order and "camp out" in the basement to keep it clean (remember, the twinados live here). So we agreed after baths tonight, I'd bring the girls downstairs and set up camp. He'd finish cleaning the kitchen and mop. Goodness, I'm blessed.
Tony, you are an amazing husband, friend, son, and father. I knew from our first date on that you would make a wonderful husband. I, however, had no clue what an amazing dad you would be. You went from being nervous around little ones, to grinning from ear-to-ear and waving at a toddler across a restaurant who is seeking attention. You went from saying, "NO WAY" to kiddos, to opening your home and heart to two little girls from across an ocean.
Your heart is so tender. I am seriously giddy with how God has grown you and challenged you to be a voice for the orphan. These are the kids that no one hears, so you promise to shout for them. I know it can be scary, but I'm excited to see how God will use you in the future when it comes to kids. I'm not saying we'll have a brood of children, but He will stretch you to use your gifts for the fatherless. I know it. I feel it. I pray for it.
Thank you so much for providing a secure, loving home. You take care of us so well. You provide for us spiritually, financially, and emotionally. You work hard and are a true man of integrity. You mow, clean, launder, laugh, play, chase, teach, pay, organize, plan, love, kiss, hug, encourage, challenge, balance, work, fix, and pray for and with your family with 100% of your being. You balance me in more ways than you even know.
Our girls are so very blessed to have you as their Baba. I saw you sitting in that cold room in China as nervous as could be almost two years ago. I saw you sit with anticipation and wonder when our daughters came into the room. And I saw you instantly go from man, to Baba, the instant a crying LaLa was placed in your arms. You physically changed in front of my eyes. You instantly became Baba, the protector. And you haven't stopped.
In China...the moment Tony became Baba...
I love you with everything in me. Thank you for all you do for our family. You amaze me. Happy Baba's Day!Sporting their Life Is Good shirts...and oh baby, life IS good!
P.S. I have a WONDERFUL daddy as well! I want to do a post about my great parents and I will soon because their anniversary is coming up. But for today, I want to say HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to my dad, Bill. Dad, thank you SO much for everything you are and for all you have taught me. I love you SO much.