this weekend, not only were we able to celebrate father's day
we were able to celebrate & honor
the 10 year anniversary of dan adopting savannah, madison & emily.
we had been married about three years by the time it was completed
& caroline was about 15 months old at the time
( right about the time we shot the above photo actually)
it's funny how things work.
madison & caroline looked so much alike especially as babies.
they obviously had two different biological daddies.
i felt neither looked like me.
when dan & i were first married,
it was not unusual for people to comment how much madi & her daddy ( dan) looked just alike
we would just smile & think, how cool is that?
then caroline, who's the spitting image of her daddy, was born.
i always felt emi & savannah looked just like gregg.
despite a rocky start over wedges and borrowed clothes
we had a great day celebrating & honoring dan
the memory of gregg
the legacy of dan's dad
& my dad.
louie gave an excellent message at passion city church
& reminded us the miracle we have of calling God
our heavenly FATHER.
that anyone missing the affirmation or love from an earthly father
has the creator of the universe who loves them like crazy
& is father.
( he looked mighty hot driving so i snapped a shot. naturally)
we asked dan how he'd like his day to roll out
& so we did just that.
we all worshiped together
i sat there with a thankful heart that all the girls love jesus.
they all took notes like crazy. we do that whenever louie speaks.
we enjoyed a ginormous lunch at the original pancake house.
the big guy opened his very preppy gifts.
although the girls weren't sure if his gifts were a " little too fruity "
or "frat worthy".
come to the think of it, he never declared his opinion.
how dan is that?
i just know he's gonna be way too handsome in seaside
sporting pink & coral shorts.
mom & dad came for a visit & gift opening
the guys talked about 17 year olds playing in the US open
& brink got some extra loving from my big dog loving dad
my mom gave dan this card in which she wrote
"happy father's day to the only man i know that can keep 5 women
happy & in boots"
i don't have to remind the girls to love on dan.
they each have a huge respect for him.
he's such an easy man to love
but they truly do love that boy.
i've heard each one of them state they want to marry a man like him...
i do not consider it a small thing
but a priceless blessing that i have been surrounded by godly men
that love the lord, love their wives & loyally love their families.
a legacy of great men...
dan, gregg, my brother corey, my dad and dan's dad.
we love each of you
& thank god for your impact and blessing in our lives!