Even though baby's first year seems like the "year of the mom" what with pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and all the other nurturing our little sprout has needed to get to almost one, I cannot begin to put words to how important dads are in their children's lives. In some ways this is especially true with daughters. As Sadie grows, Loren will have an integral part in teaching her. I'm sure they will go on their fair share of father-daughter adventures, but Loren's actions and attitudes are also teaching her about her self-worth, and what to look for way down the road, when she starts searching for those meaningful relationships that will be a big part of her adult life. I'm sure that Loren will roll his eyes when he reads this and say,
"Whatever, dads are there to teach daughters how to fly fish, and go moose hunting."
AND "Sadie isn't going to start dating till she's 35."
But he knows...
Here's to a dad who isn't afraid to go all in and love BIG.
Happy Father's Day Loren!
xoxo, Tara & Sadie