Thursday, January 7, 2010

Love, true love!

I really don't want to get all sappy on you... well, maybe just this once!

I just want say what a blessing it is to have a husband that does not take his role as "daddy" lightly?  This man cherishes his children immensely and understands what a task God has put before us as parents - to raise them to become God fearing adults.

As most of you know, Michael is currently deployed, and I know leaving the children was probably the hardest part of the "goodbye" process (not because he doesn't love/miss me, but because I won't forget him or grow taller or learn how to talk or lose my first tooth while he's away). 

As a Christmas gift to the kids, he left me with these cute little things to wrap for them and have them open on Christmas day:

Unassuming little stuffed animals, right?  Not at all.  Instead, any time they are feeling especially lonely for daddy, have a rough day or are sad, they can be comforted by this:

Michael recorded a different greeting in each one and they LOVE them!

And I love that they can hear Michael's voice any time they want, they don't have to wait for a phone call or video!

This post is linked to Finer Things Friday.

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8 comments:

Relishing Life said...

What a special and loving gift!! I know that it must mean a great deal to them (and you - as I know I would sneak in and borrow them to listen to his voice if I were you) to be able to hear Daddy whenever they like! You are blessed as a family to have such a wonderful husband and father to your children!

Raise Them Up said...

Awwwe! That is the sweetest thing! I bet it was hard for him. I can only imagine what a parent goes through (each day) being away from their children and spouse. Your story made me smile.
Thanks!

Hugs

Raise Them Up said...

Awwwe! That is the sweetest thing! I bet it was hard for him. I can only imagine what a parent goes through (each day) being away from their children and spouse. Your story made me smile.
Thanks!

Hugs

Amy Lynne said...

That is an awesome thing to do for your kids! What a great daddy!

Sherry said...

That is too sweet! What a blessing that they can hear him anytime!

Have a great weekend!
Sherry

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

That is such a wonderful gift! I bet the kids just love it! So sweet!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Ok, so that made me tear up. What a precious gift and what a great daddy. May you all be extra blessed while he is deployed.

Amy @ Finer Things said...

Major tears. My contacts will be useless for the rest of the day. ;) How sweet is that!