Posts Tagged ‘father’

bballfansI’ve finally realized how I came by my love and appreciation of professional sports of all kinds. As a little girl, my first love was hoops and hockey, but these days, it’s most definitely baseball (OK, in the fall, of course it’ll be football!). I have lots of memories of going to see games or watching it on TV…seated next to my father…who patiently explained the games and the rules to me. What I thought was my own natural tendency for sports and athleticism as the chief source for my understanding and love for sports, was in fact seeded and nurtured by my dad. My father passed away a few years ago, and I miss him in ways that I never imagined possible, but he handed down to me a love that I share in common with my brother. My brother gets downright giddy when we talk baseball…and it’s like we’re little kids again…

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edandmLast night, as we were getting ready for bed, my husband asked me,

Do we have any of those cloth diaper thingies that you use for when the baby spits up? How about baby blankets? And do we have those little washcloths?

My response was, “Yes, yes, and yes. Why? Do you need them for something?”

“I just wanted to make sure we have enough for the new baby.”

How cute is that? Daddy is nesting, too. 🙂

I reflected on the past few days and realized there were other signs that he was nesting. They’re not necessarily baby-related, but definitely home preparation signs:

  • Last week, he was conversing with our accountant making sure that our taxes are in order, and informing him that we have a new baby on the way.
  • Last weekend, he was rearranging boxes and sweeping every nook and cranny of the dusty, dirty garage.
  • Two nights ago, he was checking the kids’ bathroom and tinkering with the faucet and fixing the seal.
  • This morning, my husband was online researching why our washing machine was leaking oil from the bottom.

So many little issues that I, myself, wouldn’t think about on my own. I am fortunate to have him in my life. He’s a wonderful, loving partner, a supportive husband, and caring father.

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Here’s a letter from one dad you might know…Barack Obama, who will be sworn in as our 44th President on Tuesday, January 20! His touching and poignant letter to his daughters, Malia and Sasha, is excerpted below. It first appeared in Parade Magazine. To read his entire letter, please click here.

Photo by Kwaku Alston/Corbis from Parade.com

Photo by Kwaku Alston/Corbis from Parade.com

Editor’s note:
Have a letter from Dad to share? Email us, and we’ll post it to share with our readers!

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