19 June 2011

Father's Day

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I am blessed to be well-fathered. My dad has been a steady, supporting presence in my life as long as I can remember. He intentionally worked to make sure my siblings and I knew we were loved. And we did.

And my daughter is well-fathered too. I always knew the Wise and Bearded One would be a good father because I saw the affection he had for his nieces and nephews. But he has far surpassed my expectations these past two years with the Sprout. He delights in her and she delights in him. No one else can make her laugh as deeply (and nearly-hysterically) as he does. He has given of himself and of his time in remarkable ways.

All I can say is thank you.

4 comments:

Mary A. Miller said...

Aww, so nice! Happy Father's Day, Nate! You are a great Papa.

Heather Jane said...

Gorgeous photo. It's a blessing to have a great Daddy for our daughters. I feel the same way.

Marika said...

Your daughter seems to be such a good mix of you and your husband! Great fathers are definitely invaluable!

OhlsonFamily said...

A photo to treasure! Papa's delight in their daughter and little girl's delight in their Papa is a treat to observe and moments to cherish!

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