I just felt the need to give my husband a few good strokes :) He's an amazing man and I feel so blessed to have him in my life. I grew up in a single-parent household where my mom was everything to us, mother, father, mentor, role model...literally everything. When I envisioned my future life, I always saw myself with one child and desperately hoped for an amazing father-figure for my child. Boy, did I ever get more than I hoped for! I married a man who is the most amazing father to his children and a wonderful husband.
I want to share some great pictures of Al with the kids...these say it all.
This picture only has Al and Connor in it, but all three kids are on the trampoline with Al. He periodically has to make everyone stop so he can remind himself that he's not getting too old to play, too! Sometimes I think he looks forward to visiting my parents just to jump on the trampoline.
Al and Lillee in the snow. I think Al's favorite days of the year are when it snows and he can play outside with the kids. He's very soft and gentle with his girls, but they have their warrior princess side, as well.
Connor had been asking for a mohawk and as excited as Al was to have a boy wanting a mohawk he was also a bit leery as he did not want Connor to be judged by outward appearances. Ok, Al also wanted one, too! What better excuse than, "I did not want my son to feel alone." Al cut his off before ever leaving the house but Connor wore his for a few weeks. Connor's lucky to have Al because I would NOT have allowed this if Al weren't advocating for him.