Sunday, June 27, 2010

Me and My Daddy :)

This weekend Husband and I were able to enjoy some great family time with both his parents and some of mine (a very rare event)! In honor of my dad's visit (and Father's Day being last week), I thought I would devote this post to him and let you know a little about my daddy.....

My parents divorced when I was very young (just 1 year old) so spending time with my dad was always a special treat- since I did not get to see him every day. In the beginning, I lived close to my dad so I was able to see him every couple of weekends and I was young enough that I dont think it was as hard on me. Several years later, though, my mom and I made the move from California to Texas and spending time with my dad became much more of a challenge. I was limited to seeing him around school breaks since we were not as close anymore- and anytime I went to visit I had to fly (which can get quite expensive). Over the years and my many travels back and forth, I learned how amazing my dad truly is! At a time when he could have backed down because of how "hard" it was, my dad stepped up: keeping in constant contact with me, always wanting to know how school was going, and buying me a plane ticket anytime I wanted to come see him. He continued to support me throughout college and helped me "get on my feet" when I was ready to finally get my own place. He has always supported EVERY decision I make and has given me nothing but unconditional love- and I could not ask for a more supportive or understanding dad. I will admit there were times that I hated life because I did not have my parents together like other kids in school and there were times when I would feel like my heart was breaking whenever I would get back on that plane to fly home after visiting my dad, but I now know that all of that sadness and hurt just made me appreciate my dad even more! I can only hope that Baby Hill loves his/her dad as much as I love mine!

Here are a couple of pictures of me and my daddy years ago.....

And now present day:

And some other pictures from this weekend........

Husband's mom, me and my stepmom:

My baby brother, Christopher and me:

Husband and me:

Husband and I are constantly reminded of how blessed we are to have such wonderful families!! This weekend was absolutely perfect for both of us!
Hope you all had a great weekend too!


Kelly said...

Love the pictures! It looks like you had a wonderful weekend.

Lindsay said...

What an adorable family and such a sweet tribute to your dad! Dad's are the best :)

Mrs. B said...

Aww, what great pictures! You guys are so cute. :)