Sunday, June 18, 2006
Sentimental Snail Mail
Kurt W (sans dot) and the girls (three of the four).
What I've gotten in the mail recently from my Dad:
A rare variety of pumpkin seeds he harvested and saved to plant in our garden here in Phoenix (although I'd like to believe otherwise--I don't think I have his green thumb), an article he copied on establishing healthy eating habits in your children early on, a little box of game treats for my husband to munch during world cup matches (including some to keep Seth and Lucy busy during the games)--also from mom, and a postcard advertising a prestigious design show featuring a photo of a peice of furniture designed by my brother Jacob.
I mention these small things he has taken the time to send because they are very telling of the kind of father I have. He is generous and thoughtful, willing to take the time to share. He has a genuine concern for the well-being of his grandchildren and without being overbearing is there for me as a parent. In his thoughts, as well, is my dearest friend and husband, whose interests he knows and takes an interest in as well. He is proud, in a humble way, of his children and their achievements, which also says much about his own--for he has been a wonderful example in perserverance.
All of these little things add up to big love from a father who has also always been fun to be around (see above picture). What more could a daughter want? I love you dad!