Daddy wasn’t supposed to leave Denver until later this afternoon, but he hates it when one of his family is feeling sick. So, he left this morning after his first appointment and should be home by 4 or so today. Jake had a headache and a 101.1 fever last night which got much worse by 3 A.M. and by 9 A.M. he was throwing up and had a 102.7 fever. I canceled my personal training and massage clients, by Jake’s request, to snuggle with him and be there to support him through his illness. But, even with my constant companionship for him, he asks for his Daddy.
Everything is better when Daddy is home, especially when you are feeling sick. He seems to help everything get better and calm down. Everything is taken care of when he’s here. He is the best caregiver of ALL TIME. Even when we try our best to take care of each other as he cares for us, it is impossible. I think it’s partly his huge “Papa Bear” arms and barrel chest which hug us so completely that makes him irreplaceable. He also is very aware of medications needed, when they were given, when they should be given and so on. We can truly relax and heal when Daddy is here.
Daddy makes everything better. Even when he’s not home, but in town, he makes things better. We know everything will be ok when he is aware of our needs. I don’t think the kids really grasp the completeness that is their Daddy’s care is for them. They won’t understand how comforting and complete it is until someone else tries to care for them and they will be shocked at some other people’s attempts at caregiving.
Not only care giving, but just caring, loving, noticing, supporting & involving himself is unequaled to their Daddy. It will be hard to find a good match for them, since they have been so well cared for by their Daddy. He smiles at them, looks them in the eye, notices their moods, questions, homework, hunger, sadness and a general need for a hug. He goes to games, concerts, church, skating, playdates, shopping, golfing, swimming, walking, all to be with them.
And not only to support his kids, but to just BE with them, calmly, lovingly, being content with simplicity.
What a great teacher he is, loving his wife, honest about who he is and who his kids can count on. He is leading by example, loving, generous, thoughtful, aware, forgiving, and wise.
He is the man…and he also happens to be…my man. 🙂