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Sunday, June 19, 2011

1st timer

its jeremiah's first father's day. it's such a deserving holiday for him and honestly so special for me as well. you see i have a great father who i know loves me dearly and has worked incredibly hard to provide for our family our whole life (there are 5 of us kids so you can imagine its not an easy task to do), but our more emotional relationship is not the idyllic father-daughter one. there aren't many feelings shared openly that often. in fact saying 'i love you' was something that only really started to commonly occur in the past 7 or 8 years (but i must add i have never doubted it). we don't see eachother often because he is out of town a majority of the year and we don't talk much on the phone either. it has just always been like this. but still, i am grateful to have my dad because i know my situation could have been far worse. i tell you all of this, not so you can feel bad because i don't, but so you can understand my thankfulness for my husband. he is incredible in his new role. i love watching how delicate he is with her. how many kisses he gives her (i am totally crying while writing this right now). how when he gets home from work he wants to know every detail of her day. the way he looks at her. how he plays with her not caring how ridiculous and silly he is. how many times he tells her he loves her and how she'll never comprehend just how much that is. clémence, we are both truly blessed to have your daddy.

thinking of this upcoming day, clémence and i decided a homemade card was better than a store-bought one. we got some supplies and went to town. here's the result. it's nothing outrageously creative or inventive, but just more playful and special.

'okay, give daddy his card'

this was his father's day gift. an ode to his first daughter,his little rose. and the five leaves represent 5 incredible blessings that happened to us leading up to her birth. her name is written in his handwriting.

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