Today, is my husband’s special day!
I love old pictures. I can sit for an entire day looking through old albums. In church, we recently learned your direction determines your destination. I like to apply this principle to pictures. For me, photographs are like little markers that highlight moments in our life. They are like dots that, when connected, create a line showing how we got where we are today.
So, what does this have to do with Adam’s birthday?
As I was looking for a photo to put up with this post, I came across this little gem. So, it’s a boy in a Superman shirt. Doesn’t just about every boy wear a superhero shirt at some point or another? Big deal, right? Well yes, actually, that is right.
Adam has this “superhero” quality about him. He will go any distance & endure much for those he loves. A recent example is my trip to Tennessee. My parents watched the kids the first couple days I was gone. Adam had them the last three days. Adam has the privilege of being able to work from home. But, it’s still distracting when you are trying to work while our kids, aka “the hurricane,” are running around the main level. I don’t know too many men who would not only work from home, so they could watch the kids & at the same time have to take on the responsibilities of both “mom” and “dad,” so their wife can pursue a dream. Pretty darn super if you ask me…
Our kids look up to their daddy – he is their superhero! They look to him for direction & watch the choices he makes. They absolutely, unconditionally love him. They love the way he puts their toys together, they love that he chases them, they love the Beach Boys because he does, they love making pictures for him. Throughout the month of December, Garrett would make Adam some sort of winter-themed project every day. I’d pick him up from school & it was always the same routine. He would hand me his papers one by one, and then ever so slowly, pull out the final piece. He’d then reveal what he made & say, “This is for my dad.”
Adam, thank you for being such a super guy. Not just with the big surprises, but in the little details too. We were able to take two incredible vacations recently because of all your hard work. Yet, you still take the time to help clean the kitchen and read to our kids. We love you so much & hope this birthday is a memorable moment on your path.