If you're happy and you know it....

I was pretty sure when I met this man a few years ago, what he would be like as a father.
I knew he would be patient.  I knew he would be loving.  I knew he would be a leader.
I knew he was meant to be a father to girls.  Just like my dad.
I didn't know he would sing every children's song at the top of his lungs, to get our little one to smile.  I mean, I should have suspected... but now I see it in the flesh and I love every minute of it.
He sure does get a lot of kisses (read:open mouth attacks) from AB.  The minute she went in his arms, this is what happened.  Kisses.  This little one loves her daddy.  She gives him her own special smile when she sees him.  Makes my heart so full.
What made father's day even more special was that we were able to spend it with my parents.  I love my dad, and seeing him with a grandbaby makes me so happy and I'm able to see a whole different side to him.
He's so proud of his little girl.  I know he's proud of me too.  But this is a whole new side of him able to come out.  I love it.

And I think little AB knows how much all her grandparents love her.  She's one truly blessed little girl.  We sit and wait in anticipation for grandbaby #2 to arrive next month (my sister's daughter!).  I can NOT WAIT to have these two little girls in the same room together.  What a sweet time that will be.

And then my mom.  Who is radiant and so beautiful.  I love when people say I look like my mom.  Such a compliment.

And AB loves her BeeBee.  She's clapping for her here.  She loves to clap.  We should all clap more.  It makes you feel good.  Try it. 

Mom, I hope I look as good as you do when I'm your age.  Which is still young.  Very young.

(PS- She made this dress.  I have so much to learn as a mother.  Poor AB.  Someday I'll make her something as special as a hand smocked dress.  Prayers are needed for that one to come true)

I am so thankful for my family.  For the family that brought me into this world, for the family that brought Stephen into this world, and for my own little family.  Stephen and I could not be happier to be given the absolute pleasure of raising little AB.  We are thankful for every day we are given with her.  Such a blessing from above.

Happy Father's day to my best friend, Stephen, and to my dad and father in law... you are all such godly men and I am honored to have you in my life.

"If you're happy and you know it clap your hands.... if you're happy and you know it clap your hands.... if you're happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it, if you're happy and you know it clap your hands...."


Caroline Haynie said...

This is so sweet Sarah! I feel the same way about my family. You and Stephen are so lucky to have each other and baby AB! Love you :)