Thursday, November 20, 2008

After that last blog tag, I had so much fun going through old photos that I had forgotten about.

I remembered all over again why I love my husband so much. In almost every picture of him, he has a kid on his back, or slung over his shoulders, or sitting on his lap. I knew he would be a great dad on our second date when he pulled out the photos of his nieces and nephews out of his wallet. I am so glad he asked me to marry him.

The other night I overheard him putting Ava to bed. He was telling her, "I bet your mom was one beautiful lady." For a second I asked myself whether I should be offended but I quickly realized that I was not. How much that compliment will mean to her someday.

We found out that the public school will not treat Liesel with the speech therapy she needs because she is homeschooled. I was really upset and discouraged about it, so John did some research today. Tonight I overheard him in Liesel's bedroom at bedtime, practicing the "r" sound with her.

He helps the kids learn soccer skills, teaches them specific jobs around the house, how to handle money, and when it comes to math trouble.....I'm not sure what I'd do without him.

I'm posting just a few of the many photos I ran across yesterday in my folder search. What an amazing man I married.

A big jacuzzi party in the bath tub
Father/son hiking and camping in Colorado
Meeting his daughter for the first time
Hope, one day old
Jude, wiped out from spending the day at Silver Dollar City
Taking his daughter to see The Nutcracker Suite

7 comments:

June Berger said...

Awwww, how sweet. Isn't it a blessing to be married to a Godly man that loves his family?! I feel the same way about my Bob :o)

Cammie Heflin said...

Charissa,
I have a some stuff to send you to work with Liesel, send me your snail mail address please! :) Cammie

Marlita said...

John is awesome! He makes a pretty good brother-in-law as well!!

Sheila W. said...

Awwww. I especially love the Silver Dollar City one. Too precious!

mom2four said...

Charissa, you can take her to the health dept for speech therapy, that's what we do for Ethan. I never checked with the schools here because until I heard about it at our HS support meeting I didn't know some schools would allow you to participate in their programs. I hear they are supposed to but many don't w/o being pushed :(

Pan Cratius said...

I like the hi tech computer things he does, plus his kid's talents.

Melissa Mc said...

When I was telling a lady at church you had adopted Ava, I said, "Well you may know them, they used to go to church here" I told them your names, she sat for a minute and said "Is he the one who always had one of his kids on his shoulders"