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Father’s Day.

My husband is such a punk. I made the video below for him for Father’s Day and then tried to tell him all of the ways I love him. He would have none of it. He loved the video, but didn’t want to sit there as I blubbered on and on and on about how much I love him. Then he said something that caught me completely off-guard.

“Every good thing I am, I am because of you.”

I felt my hand go to my mouth and tears come to my eyes. My throat got all sore as I tried to hold it in.  But I couldn’t. I wrapped my arms around his neck and choked out the only thing I could think of to say: “bullshiz, Lance, bullshiz.”

I laughed for a good minute as I wiped the tears away.  He started to laugh, too. Yeah, it was crap. He said it to get me to stop blubbering. The truth is I’ve spent the better part of 11 years trying to drag him down to my level and he will have nothing of it. He’s good in spite of me.

And he’s good to me. He’s SO good to me. Lance is a product of his upbringing. He was taught by his mother to serve. To love time with family. To smile and laugh through the good times and the hard times. He was taught by his father how to lead a family. How to be the stable, calming influence in the home. He was taught by his father to be CHILL. If you know me at all, you know what a big deal that is.

He’s the perfect dad to his kids. Perfect. With all of us, he figures out what we need, and then works like crazy to make it happen. He puts himself last. There are times I wish he’d selfish up a little. Mostly because it makes me look bad.

I could go on and on. But it just doesn’t do him justice. My words never will. He’s a way better than my words will ever EVER be. Pictures are good though, yes? A video montage:

14 thoughts on “Father’s Day.

  1. HAHAHAHA! Okay. . . I was getting all teary watching a video of YOUR HUSBAND for godsake. So I stopped watching. . . because I'm all. . . you know. . . emotionally detached and whatnot.A couple things. First of all. . . that's a really sweet video you made, but secondly, and most importantly. . . there is a series of two or maybe three pictures of him in the montage in a row where he's asleep with a kid on his lap or next to him or whatever, and I thought to myself, "that would be about the funniest video ever:" a video about what a great father he is, where every picture in the montage is of him asleep while a child is awake and staring.

  2. Man! This is the second Father's Day video montage that has gotten my waterworks going this morning. Note to self: No more watching Father's Day videos!

  3. As I was making the video I kept thinking about how I had an over abundance of pictures of Lance ASLEEP with the children. It makes him look lazy and I threw them in to be passive aggressive. It has nothing to do with the fact that I think it's cute. Anyways, that video montage you suggested would be super freaky. Like that Witch Movie scary. Or that ring movie.I never saw either of them. Too scary.

  4. Lovely! Post. I can really relate to the idea that I wish my husband would stop being so damn nice and good because it makes me look bad.And I appreciate that you feel that your husband was raised to serve- that is something that I don't think I have ever expressed but again is so true. He always put us first (except for the occasional sports game he'll watch- where he's taken to folding a load of laundry while doing it so that I won't complain!)

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