Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Dad

I don't know what it is about dads that make me get really sentimental and teary, but they are pretty awesome. I am so blessed to have an amazing father. He is patient, understanding, blunt, loyal, and kind. He taught me how to work hard--really hard. He taught me the value of accountability and responsibility. He taught me to be dependable. He taught me to love my spouse unconditionally. He taught me to nurture my testimony. Dave Lee is one of the greatest men I know.




I am also very blessed to have an amazing father-in-law who taught my husband how to be a wonderful husband and dad. He makes me feel so accepted and loved. Steve Carter is one of those special men who I am lucky to know personally.



And then there is the man of my dreams.
Blaine, thank you for helping to make us a family. You've made me a mother and wife and I've never been happier. Thank you for loving me and our children more than anything or anyone else. Thank you for working hard and providing for us. Thank you for honoring your priesthood. Thank you for being so patient. And thank you for playing with the kids. There's something to said for a dad who pretends to me a horse, who builds forts, who builds train-track masterpieces, and who creates Lego works of art. I'm sure the day will come soon when you'll be having tea parties and playing with dolls and Barbies too. I can't wait. You're a wonderful man and the best I know.

7 comments:

Mom of three ♥ said...

Your Dad is great, he has always been such a nice guy!

Scott and Megan said...

You have got a great set of 3 guys in your life that is for sure. What a sweet post. I love the one below of little miss Sarah as well. She is looking so much like a toddler to me and so independent! I love the pictures at Molly's house. What fun! I love what Conan had to say...that truly was inspiring, wow I wasn't expecting to feel so inspired, but I liked that a lot...thanks for sharing! Wow. I miss you!!! I feel like I haven't see you FOREVER!!!

Christy said...

I love dads too! They are seriously amazing. You've got some great ones too. (By the way, I noticed the book on your "nightstand." I LOVE that book. Did you read the story I wrote about that book in the magazine in February? I think it was under the Symbolism category. It's a personal story based on the concepts in that book. Let me know what you think of it.)

Jen Carter said...

Great post. In that top picture of you and your dad, I can't see some Sarah there. Finally huh?!

Karin said...

Your dad is great! When I saw your baptism picture, I instantly became 8 again, and envied the Lee girl's (all the Kempton cousins, really) braids. Seriously- I suddenly remembered you guys always wearing fancy braids when we were little!
watch your mail in a few days, we wanna book you on the 2nd if you aren't already busy...

dxeechick said...

love dads. they rule. very sweet post :)

Shum Girl said...

I love your baptism picture!