Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Some family blessings I've enjoyed

I've had my share of challenges and frustrations as husband and father, but as a postscript to my last post, I'm reminded to count the blessings family brings to me:
  • Having the sound of the garage door opening drowned out by two little kids screaming, "Dadeee's home!!"
  • Having all the random "short stories" of my single years turn into a long unfolding novel with Candice.
  • Rediscovering the world through the eyes of a child
  • Throwing parties as a team with Candice--where each of us can contribute what we do best.
  • Rough-housing with a son who keeps saying, "Do it again daddy, do it again."
  • A steady companion and a regular date who's just as available for a dance in the kitchen as she is for a night on the town.
  • Dancing with my daughter while she stands on my feet.
  • Having someone love me enough to tell me my clothes don't match before I leave the house.
  • Keeping a Saturday morning family pancake breakfast tradition.
  • Having "remains of the day" conversation on the porch with Candice.
  • and so on...

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