Even though all of my attention right now is being taken up by one particular little man, this year I want to honor three other very special men in my life.
First is my father. Although he lives in Southern California, he still managed to find time leading up to Z’s birth to take the family crib and cradle out of storage, fix and clean them up, then bring them to us all during his work vacations. He helped L prep and paint the nursery among other house projects when we first moved in. My dad also decided to buy us a dresser for the nursery which he then built a beautiful oak wood changing table for. My father spent all night alongside my mother praying and walking the halls of the hospital waiting for news about how Z and I were doing. After Zs birth he helped with projects around the house, that is when he wasn’t holding or making faces at his new grandson. He is a amazing father who is nurturing and kind and I am grateful for all his actions which speak so much louder than words.
Next is my father-in-law. With his business experience in construction, John did the inspection for our home for the minimal cost of a good home cooked meal and favorite dessert. He has been consulting with L providing advice for work to be done in and around the house now and down the road. He fixed up and painted the family rocking chair to use in the nursery and helped pick up and deliver furniture to us several times. In addition to all of this, he also built us a baby gym for Z. Using online designs as a guide, he made an improved all-wood and strings model that can be thrown in a bag. He also helped with a ton of house projects after Z was born. He even helped us introduce K to our newest member of the family when we got home from the hospital. I am grateful for his hard-working attitude of “what’s next?”
As for the third? Wait for my next post.