Happy Father’s Day!

Mark and Ben 

My husband Mark is an amazing guy.  We’ve been married for 12 years now, and have been parents for almost 7.   When our firstborn son Isaac was only 6 months old, Mark quit his job to be a full time dad.  Six and a half years later, Mark’s still a full time dad, with two more young sons, one of whom has special needs.    Mark manages to hold down the fort, cook, clean, do various home improvement projects, change diapers, manage tube feeds, coordinate physical and occupational therapy sessions, run to gymastics and soccer practice, and amuse the older two and keep them from killing each other every day.  Mark is a wonderful dad, and my best friend, and I am so blessed to be married to him.

We had a busy weekend.

State Park 

On Saturday we went to one of our local state parks for a birthday party.  Isaac splashed in the creek (I had to overcome my natural distaste for murky water and let him have fun with his friends!), and Jonny ate and ate.  Isaac found some minnows in the creek.  Mark thinks they are tadpoles but I disagree.

Splashing in creekWhat did you catchMinnows

After that, we went to the older boys’ end of year gymnastics show.  There were three boys in the whole show, and two of them belonged to us!  Isaac doesn’t want to do gymastics next year, and I think it’s because there aren’t too many boys in the class.  It’s too bad, because he is good at it.

Gymnastics show

Yesterday was Father’s Day, and also we finally had Ben’s baby dedication at church.  Mark had met with our pastor a couple weeks ago to tell him about Ben’s syndrome.  I thought Pastor did a good job yesterday.  He explained CdLS to the congregation, and did a very nice dedication, acknowledging Ben’s special needs, but pointing out that Ben still has a purpose and a ministry here on earth in spite of his disabilities.  

We had a very relaxing Sunday after church, and spent alot of time playing video games, I’m afraid.    Today we haven’t really accomplished much of anything either, but I’m planning to take the boys to the local library as soon as I get off the computer.  

I love being on vacation!


3 Responses to “Happy Father’s Day!”

  1. Lisa Says:

    Sounds like a good weekend. So glad Mark liked the keychain. What a good daddy, what a sweet family!

  2. kelly Says:

    Mark sounds wonderful. We are lucky to have these men in our lives. All the mums I know with a child with cdls seem to have amazingly supportive husbands. It does make me think that we were chosen to look after these special children. I hate the though of Sonny being born into a family where the dad or mum couldn’t accept him or cope with it.
    We got Jim a keyring from Lisa too. He loved it. It was such a special present.

    Your boys look great in their matching t-shirts, you must be so proud! 🙂

  3. Mom/Grandma Says:

    Hi Mark. I know this is late, but I hope you had a great day. You ARE a terrific dad.

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