Thursday, June 17, 2010

YO, Daddy!

So we are leaving for a long weekend in Michigan.

But Sunday is Father's Day and I wanted to give a shout-out to all the special dads out there, including my husband (aka my baby's daddy) ;-)

I had quiet conversations on the phone,
I slept as late as I wanted and I slept all night long.

I never tripped over toys or forgot lullabies,
I had never been puked on, pooped on, spit on, chewed on, peed on, or pinched by tiny fingers.

Before I was a Dad,
I never held a screaming child so the doctors could give shots,
I never looked into teary eyes and swallowed back tears,
I never felt my heart break into pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt,
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.

Before I was a Dad,
I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put it down,
I never sat up watching a baby sleep,
I never got up in the middle of the night to make sure everything was okay,
I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.

Before I was a Dad,
I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside of my body,
I didn't know that having something so small could make me feel so important,
I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache,the wonderment, or the satisfaction of being a dad.

Before I was a Dad,
I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much,
I never knew that I could love someone so much,
I never knew I would love being a dad,
And I didn't know the special bond between a father and his child.

(This anonymous poem was really for moms, but I thought it fit dads just as well, esp. the one I'm married to.)



Unknown said...

You were right! This definitely works for dad's as well!!

Have a fun and safe trip!

Cute photo!

Stina said...

That was so sweet. And true. Thanks for reminding me why I'm a mom (minus the puking and peeing stuff--I'm trying to forget that). :D

JE said...

I can see why that poem is for moms! It's wonderful! It work okay for daddies too.

Is that of pic of the hubs and your baby? Adorable!! She looks almost like a little grown-up. And super cute!


Christina Lee said...

Ha ha Justine- that’s my SON about three years ago. But we used to get that a lot--”she’s cute”—didn’t bother me at all ;-)

Janet Johnson said...

Fun adaptation. Dads should get credit, too!

Very cute picture, and enjoy your vacation!

Angela McCallister said...

Yay for good Dads everywhere! I can't believe it's almost that time already. Glad for the reminder.

My son recently got a haircut, but before that some people thought he was a girl initially. It's hard to tell when they're really young sometimes, especially if the clothes are neutral colors :)

Matthew MacNish said...

It worked for me, and I'm a dad! Thanks Christina.

LisaDay said...

Happy road trip and Happy Father's Day.

I posted pics of my library and mentioned you today.


Maddy said...

Have a great weekend in Michigan!!! See you when you get bacl :)

S.A. Larsenッ said...

That's wonderful. Enjoy your Father's Day and have a safe trip. Love your blog, BTW. Just found you recently through Matt and Stina.

Small Burst said...

this is great. I'm gonna copy it for the homemade card my little ones are making! Have a great loooooong weekend!

Melissa B. said...

Have fun...and Happy Dad's Day to your guy!

JEM said...

Have a great trip!

Erica Mitchell said...

Such a sweet post! Have a fantastic weekend :)

lisa and laura said...

LOVE the pic! Have a great long weekend, Christina!

Anonymous said...

Love the photos. Have a great trip.

Amparo Ortiz said...

Hey, Cristina! Super jealous you get to have a cool vacation. Even so, I gave you an award on my blog! Congrats!

Bossy Betty said...

Great picture and poem! Have a wonderful trip!

Kelly Polark said...

Enjoy Dad's Day with your boys.
I feel bad because I'm leaving for vacation on Father's Day and I will be missing my 15 yr wedding anniversary! (Good thing my motherinlaw planned the excursion!).

Lindsay said...

Have a wonderful time in Michigan.
What a beautiful poem and photo. :)

Melissa said...

Have a fun trip.

This poem does work for dads, very pretty.

Lourie said...

I had no idea it was written for a woman. And yes, it does fit for Dads as well.

Erica Mitchell said...

Just wanted to drop back in to let you know I have an award for you :)

Susan Fields said...

Hooray for dads! And I love that poem. :)

K. M. Walton said...

Have fun in Michigan!
p.s. the book I just wrote is set in Novi, Michigan :)

Little Ms J said...

Very sweet. Have a wonderful time!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

What a beautiful post. Happy Daddy's day to all the fabulous men in our lives!

Just Lisa said...

What a nice tribute! Happy Father's Day to your hubby!

Clara said...

That´s such a sweet tribute! You rock, girl! I bet your hubby was really happy with this! Happy father´s day for you and your family!

All Women Stalker said...

Aww this is beautiful. I love seeing photos of your little family :)

Natalie said...

What a sweet poem! I think it totally applies to fathers too. Thank goodness for great men.