Sunday, June 19, 2011

Fathers' Day

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


  1. Way to go rock daddy! Watch out world, next Joan Wulff in the making if you keep those sweet parenting moves up from Gabe and Ana : )

  2. happy fathers day, loren! i cant believe sadie went fly fishing before blaine did! my husband will feel like a daddy-fail! LOL. ;) j/kidding. love the pictures!!!!!

  3. Grandma CarolineJune 19, 2011 at 7:23 PM

    I have tears in my eyes as I read and reread today's blog . Dear Tara, our family is so very blessed to have you in our lives. Thank you for such a beautiful (and truthful :) ) tribute to our son. Would that all mothers and fathers could love and appreciate each other so, for the example, and benefit of their children ! ! !

  4. I agree with Caroline. Couldn't have said it better. Love to all.