Saturday, June 14, 2008

Happy Father's Day, Chris!

Since it's Father's Day weekend, I thought I'd share with you a little more about the proud papa around our house.   Chris is the life of the party around here. He fills our house with fun and laughter, even on the most stressful of days. When I first met him, I thought there was no way someone could be that happy and carefree all of the time. As the years pass by I realize that it's truly who he is.  He finds beauty in the everyday things.  As I'm dreading cleaning the bathroom once again, I can hear him in the living room whistling as he's vacuuming the carpet. I remember asking him when we were first dating what the worst thing that ever happened to him was. He thought about it and said, "I really can't say I've had anything bad happen."  In his 20+ years, he didn't have one complaint? Some of us can get cut off on the highway and steam about it for months. It's amazing, really. 

He has never skipped a beat entering fatherhood.  He was the first to stay home alone with all four of them while I got out of the house for lunch with a friend.  He wakes up every morning at 6 am and does the morning feeding and play time, taking all four to the park to swing, or to the grocery store for an early morning shopping trip and never ever says it's hard or complains one second.  He consistently says how boring our life would be if we had had just one baby. 

Chris is so full of love.  As I am constantly trying to change myself, he rejoices in who he is. He reminds me to let down my walls and just live the way God intended, as we were wonderfully made. We are so blessed to have him in our lives.  Happy Father's Day, my love!  

Here's A Little Father's Day Video With Photos From the Past 9 Months

11 comments:

Misty said...

I know from experience, it truly takes a very special man to be a quad-dad! Wonderful video.
Happy Father's day Chris!
Misty

Suzanne said...

awww! Happy Father's Day, Chris! LOVED the video and watching daddy love on the little ones! What an amazing father/husband--can't wait to meet you guys!!! ;)

Alaine said...

Having seen the love Chris has for his family first hand, this is a very fitting tribute! Enjoy the day-
Much love...
"The righteous man walks in his integrity, his children are blessed after him." Proverbs 20:7

Collegegirl said...

Oh my Goodness Mari! The video was spectacular and I really enjoyed watching it! Chris is one special quad dad and he has one amazing family!! Happy Father's Day Chris!
~Elyse~

Tubre Quads said...

OK, I have goosebumps. That was a great video and blog entry on wonderful quad papa Chris. I hope we get to meet yall one day. Happy Father's Day Chris. Hope you are enjoying a little Finn/Noah/Cohen/Sophia biscuit in bed this morning :)

Jaclyn & Cupcakes

P.S. Mari - you are totally allowed to say geaux...your buddies to some true coonasses (yours truly).

Tubre Quads said...

you're not your...I hate it when I do that! That's what I get for typing too fast...the creatures are stirring this morning!

Jac

Anonymous said...

That was so beautiful & inspiring!We love you Chris!! Happy Father's Day :) Jenn & Ansley

Sarah said...

Meri, Your blog entry gave me a goosebumps and makes me desire to wait even longer to find that 'perfect' husband. What an amzing dad and hubby you describe. Happy Father's Day Chris, soak of every moment of your miracles!

Moni Graf said...

Loved those happy little squeals! Great job, Mari, and happy Father's Day, Chris!
Love from KS,
The Graf's

The Gerwer Babies said...

How AWESOME!!!! love it!!

Lisa Johnson said...

That was amazing!! I loved the video!!