Tuesday, June 20, 2006

In a slight departure from my normal postings, I would like to share with you about our Father's Day this year...... By the way, this is a picture I have of my own father when he was a little boy. I miss you always & love you forever, Dad.....

A Father's Day Story

Father's Day. One of those days of extreme mixed emotions. I miss my dad, who was, without a doubt, my biggest fan in life. I miss the boys' dad, and hurt for them that he was gone from their lives so quickly. I miss our two children who aren't here with my husband to celebrate Father's Day.

However, in the midst of the missing and the sadness, a bright spot. Our 16 yr. old told me about a week ago what he wanted to give his stepdad, my dear second husband, for Father's Day. Adoption papers, so that they will no longer be "step" anything, but Father & Son. It has a nice ring to it.

So we wrapped the papers up in a shirt box (you must try to fool Dad, after all, into thinking he's getting a shirt and tie or the like.) I captured the moment on camera. My husband actually reminded me somewhat of a child when he opened the present -- the look of glee on his face; the almost dancing in delight when the realization hit of what the box contained.

You see, we cannot have any more children, so my husband will never have the joy of raising his biological children, as both of them were born to heaven. But he loves my boys as his own, and now the world will know, as he proudly can say "my son".


Yellow Roses said...

Oh! How exciting! How poignant! I just have goosebumps reading this! This brings tears to my eyes. I'm almost at a loss for words! I can't think of anything that warms my heart more than hearing that your 16-year-old did this! What a special little man he is! And what a special husband/dad he must be to all of you!

Thank you for sharing this with us and letting us share the joy with you all!


LTD said...

Becca, what a moving story!!! I think that both you and your husband are so blessed to have such an awesome son!!!

ALso sending hugs for you for your loses of your Dad, your husband and your babies!!! What a joyous reunion it will be one day!!!

Anonymous said...


What a precious family you have. I don't think we ever get over losing family members and friends but with God's help, we go on and we have those precious memories to soothe our hearts when we feel the loss more on those special days.

I had to wipe away tears. Give those guys of yours a special hug! Thanks for sharing your joy with us.