Sunday, June 18, 2006

Happy Father's Day

From the moment we found out I was pregnant, Ian became a dad. He was excited, nervous and happy! We got to see Liam when he was a 10-week-old fetus and we both became parents, thinking only of our baby's life and how it was changing ours. I loved seeing Ian's happiness each time we had an ultrasound, each time he saw our baby move and was updated on his health and strength...
When we found out we were having a boy, Ian immediately mentioned he had a caddy! (LOL) Ian is a dad. He dotes on all the things Liam does. He teaches Liam new tricks and plays with him each day. He has turned into an even more talented guy than he already was! It has been a wondrous thing to watch my husband transform into this person I always loved, but fell harder for as I've watched him with our baby. I never thought a tiny person like Liam could transform our lives, our outlook and our relationship.
Ian thinks about us on the job, touching base with me many times a day. Recently he told me that he tries to leave work a few minutes early so he can clear his head of the work stress and start concentrating on Liam (as he is the caretaker until I get home in the evenings). I am grateful that the two of them have that time together. Liam lights up when Ian gets home or even just walks back into the room. They have such a strong connection and it warms my heart to witness it each day. I feel so blessed to have a husband that is here with us and can support me in this parenting thing.
My favorite thing is to hear Ian stifle a laugh when I am in the other room because Liam just made a face, moved awkwardly or made a cute sound. I love that Ian can take in the joy of our baby! It's so fun to share in the marvel that Liam is. Marriage seems complete now that we have a baby. I am so happy I can share that joy with Ian. Happy Father's Day, Ian! We love you!
And not to forget the other two fathers in my life and in Liam's life... The grandpas! Thanks for all your support, concern and love you send to us always. We appreciate having such wonderful parents in our lives and grandparents in Liam's.

12 comments:

PoopyDigs said...

Wonderful tribute! Ain't it great to have such great dads and husbands?

Thanks for your visit to my blog, and for making me smile as well.

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

Very awesome pictures! Completely unretouched, aren't they? I could tell! (wink)

Ian sounds like a wonderful dad - hats off to him and all dads like him!

Nicole said...

Such sweet and thoughful words! We are so blessed to have such amazing men in our life!

Tori :) said...

Sweet post Gina!!

Sam, Problem-Child-Bride said...

Liam's lovely, Gina, he's a real wee corker. And Ian sounds like a star. Would that every wee boy had a daddy like that. Hope you all spent a nice Father's Day together!

Bri said...

Just beautiful...

:)

Dawnyel said...

What a sweet tribute! Your son looks SOOOOO happy to be with his daddy! Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

Anna said...

That was precious!What a wonderful tribute to the men in your life! I hope you showed this to them!

It's okay, Sweetie said...

Ooooh. What adorable pics! Not many people post pics. And I love to see the people we write to.

My FAV pic was the second one. Also the one where Liam is leaning against his Dad. You should take that SAME pose every year.

Regards!

Katie said...

Happy Father's Day, Ian! It's so fun to watch Ian and Liam together because it's easy to see how much they love each other.

Gabriela said...

How sweet. I really enjoyed reading this.

Rachelle said...

What a great post and what great pics! He sounds like an awesome dad!