The Hirschi Family

The Hirschi Family
Andrew, Rachel, Jake, Gracie.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day

First, I hope all you dads had a wonderful day. You deserve it. I was blogging along side Jake and we came across this video put out by the LDS Church; ( I am a sucker for a good mormon ad). It made me think of the father figures that have been influential in my life. I want to mention two:

Me, Joey and my Dad.

First there is my dad. I have always been a daddy's girl (sorry mom). I remember singing in primary, I am talking sunbeam age, "I'm So Glad When Daddy Comes Home" and having the realization "I am so glad when my daddy comes home." I knew my dad was the best dad in the world. I always thought that he was 'better than your dad' know stronger that yours, a greater protector than yours, and better looking than yours. When I was in the third grade I wrote a report about my hero, my dad. Dad you have been such a driving force in my life and I want to thank you for your great advice, your comforting hugs, your strong hands and you unconditional love.

Jake and the kids

Next there is my sweet husband, whom I loving call Daddy. When Jake and I got married he had big shoes to fill when it came to being a father. I wanted him to be just like my dad, but I soon figured out that Jake is a different person. As I watched Jake literally become a father there was a glow that filled him and such happiness in his already smiley eyes. I let go of any expectations I had and knew that he would be perfect for our kids just the way my dad is perfect for me.

Jake is the best Daddy in the world because...He is so loving and patient. He tickles backs and sings you to sleep. He coaches soccer and tennis. He races with you and lets you win. He does your hair when Mommy away. He calls you princess and little man. He listens. He always kisses you goodbye. He picks up where my short comings leave off. He is a hard worker and a great provider. He wrestles with the kids and dog. He cleans up after the kid's pets. His stern voice is so loving and he has comforting hands. But most importantly he is the biggest kid of us all. I know that he learned many of these traits from his incredible father, whom I am indebted. (I love and adore you Lamar.)

Jake you are treasured and I love the father that you are, Happy fathers day.


1 comment:

Emily said...

Cute post, Rach! I love your new picture.