Friday, June 24, 2011

FaThEr'S dAy

I was going to be out of town on Father's Day.
In Utah actually and then flying home. 
But I couldn't pass up the opportunity to celebrate this dude. 
The World's Best Dad. 
So June 12th, the kids and I woke up early,
made a surprise breakfast, and finally let Dad in on our plans
for the Father's Day switcheroo.
He was sleepy eyed but loving the french toast and bacon.
"Surely the greatest of those things [required of fathers] will be
to have done all they could for the happiness and spiritual safety
of the children they are to nurture."
Jeffrey R. Holland
Travis epitomizes this.  And so knowingly he wanted for Father's Day
outdoor/lawn games to continue to make the most of our
family time together.
"A father succeeds when he steps forward and
accepts his commitment as a father, always loving, praying for and
doing what he can for his family, and never giving up."
Loren Dunn
So of course we got him a set of horseshoes, his first choice,
 to show him that we want to do what we can for him too.
"Brethren, as fathers and patriarchs in our families,
we are “by divine design … to preside over [our] families
in love and righteousness and are …
to provide the necessities of life and protection for [our] families. …
Husband and wife have a solemn responsibility
to love and care for each other and for their children."
L. Tom Perry & The Proclamation to the Family
I love to make this man happy.
And so of course once he picked me up from the airport
on actual Father's Day we celebrated all over again,
including more gifts.
"In terms of your happiness, in terms of the matters that make you
proud or sad, nothing—I repeat, nothing—
will have so profound an effect on you
as the way your children turn out."
Gordon B. Hinckley
This is something that Travis knows and so his life reflects that.
I really do think I am the luckiest girl in the world.

1 comment:

Alisa said...

Absolutely love the quotes, Mary and I have no doubt that Travis does his very best to be just what those quotes say. You have a good man for a husband.