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June 19, 2015
Father’s Day 2015
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Today is Father’s Day.
Today is my first Father’s Day without my Dad.
Today is also my husband’s 2nd Father’s Day.
Let’s start with Hubs.
Hands down he is one of the most loving, caring and awesome dad’s I have ever known. He loves Hattie more than anything (and yes, even more than Fantasy Football). Every morning I get her up and she has breakfast with him before he goes to work. She is SO excited every morning to give her Daddy a big hug and they have that special time together. While he works so hard to let me stay home to take care of Hattie, he also makes being at home a priority and has really learned to have a work life balance since she was born. He know when to give me a break, and he is pretty awesome bedtime story reader and bath giver. We love him lots.
It’s been almost a year since he left us. I miss our daily talks. I miss telling him the craziest work stories and the random stuff we were up to. I can vividly remember the last time we facetimed and I knew it was the last. I can even remember our last phone conversation when I asked him if he wanted me to get on a plane and he said he was okay.
I knew he was hanging on to meet Hattie. I know that was milestone for him and then to know that we were all okay. When we got on that plane when she was 6 weeks old, I knew that was it was likely our last and we made it work. The look on his face when he met her was absolutely amazing. I cried. A lot.
I’m so glad we got to have that visit. It’s a very special week I will never forget.
I find myself missing him the most when I try to fall asleep, and then I cry and then really can’t fall asleep. It’s gotten better during the year, but sometimes, whew.
It took me a very long time to go and see him and that’s okay. Hattie and I will go visit next month and bring flowers. It’s a strange concept to me as so one I know has died and is here for me to visit.
But today, we cebtate Jeff. We celebrate Dad. We celebrate my step dad, Steve, who is pretty awesome as well as my Father in Law and Step Father in law.
We don’t have much planned, and that’s okay. Family time is important today and that is what we will do.
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. Hope you have an amazing day.