Sunday, June 15, 2008

Father's Day

Well, Nate's first Father's Day came and went without him. I guess it was kind of bad timing, taking 40 kids to Costa Rica on Father's Day, but what are you gonna do? There will be many more to come. I just want to make it public what a wonderful father Nate is. I feel so blessed that he is the father of my son. He's so good with him and from the day he was born, Nate has played a very active role in his life, changing diapers, feeding him, bathing him, playing with him, and attending all of his doctor's appointments that he possibly can. I appreciate his support beyond measure. He didn't sign up for this "special baby" thing, but he surely has embraced it. Nate can get Lucas to laugh like no one else can. Lucas adores his daddy, and so do I. I miss him to pieces right now, and I don't know what I'd do without him.


Reneemlh said...

Lucas is so lucky to have you both as his parents! I look forward to following his progress through this blog... thanks for keeping us all posted!

In love and prayers,


PS - He is quite the handsome little devil!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jenny:
Thanks for the link. This is a nice idea. I'm not a great blogger -- too much of an old fart, I guess -- but I will do what I can. Nice thoughts on Nate. You are both gems, as far as I am concerned. I know you will find the strength to walk this journey with Lucas.
God's Peace, PR

cousin mike said...

Hey guys! It's hard for me to keep in the loop from Philly, so I think this is a cool idea. You are both great parents so I'm sure Lucas will grow up to be as strong as his mom and dad. I'll make sure to check up on the site for the progress. Take care.


Brendan and Sandy Garrett said...

I'm so glad you sent this link! I look forward to following your journey and seeing adorable Lucas grow and change. Lucas is incredibly lucky to have two parents whose strength lie in languages. It's a roller coaster life with a special baby (and you know I know!) and the first year is definitely the hardest. Hang in. You're doing an incredible job!

Val said...

Love that top picture w/the mirror, of course any photo w/a baby in it is gonna be good. Just love the blog, nice work!

tammy said...

Lucas is just precious! Sounds like you all are close to us in this journey ... My son Aiden is 3 months old today and has profound hearing loss in both ears, he has hearing aids too so we're on our way! I'd love to stay connected with you as we walk this path! Love the picture too!

leahlefler said...

What a beautiful baby boy- reminds me of when Nolan was such a little one (not that he's all that big now, lol).

I love the blog!

Mom to Toes said...

Hi! I just stumbled on your blog. I love it!

That picture is incredible! What an amazing shot! He is adorable.

I'll be adding Lucas to my Kid's Blog List and following along on your journey.

Abbie said...

We are practically neighbors! I just happen to see one of your comments on Ben's blog. I noticed that you are getting treated at CHOP. I had my CI surgery right next door at HUP. The reason why I chose them was because CHOP saved my life when I was younger. You are in good hands. No one knows if I was born deaf or it happened later on.

Mind if I add you to my blogroll?

tammy said...

Thanks for your response on Aiden's blog. I wanted to come back and wish you GOOD LUCK with the upcoming MRI! I'm anxiously awaiting ours ... it seems too far off, but I have to be patient! I'll tell you, God has taught me many lessons this past couple years! : )

Gary Campbell said...

This is well past Father's Day, but I want to say that I am proud of Nate, my son, as he is so excited to have Lucas as his son. A few years ago my own father wrote me a note that said, "You are the father I wish I had been." That was intentional on my part, to do better, not that Nate's grandpa was bad or anything, but relationships with his kids, especially me, were barely existent as he was striving to establish a lucrative career and nice home for his family while we were growing up.
I've always missed not having a relationship that was comfortable enough to just talk about most anything, to go to him for advice without fear. I miss not feeling loved by my dad. I think, I hope I did better.
Now, my challenge to my own son is this: do better than I did. I wasn't by any means the perfect dad, I only did better. Lucas is a very lucky boy to have a dad (and mom) who loves him so much, and I love him with all my heart too.