Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day

This is my Dad, Reid Brinton. I feel so lucky to have such a wonderful man as a father. He has always been such a good example to me and my brothers. Many of you know my mom has rheumatoid arthritis so he had to help out a lot when we were young. And he did. I remember him laughing at me when i tried to teach him how my mom put my barretts in my hair when my mom didn't feel good(because i was so particular) My mom says he is always trying to give her a ride on his back to the bathroom when she is in a lot of pain. He loves my mom so much and that has always been such a comfort to me. I always felt so secure with him as my dad. He is also always the last to leave a function, because he wants to help clean up. I remember him always shoveling the neighbors driveways along with ours. I remember my grandma giving him lists of things he needed to do around her house and him happily doing the tasks. If i had to say one thing I learned from my dad it would be service. He is the perfect example of being willing to help others. I know my dad would do anything for me. I love you Dad!
This is my husband and the Father of my kids, David Hazar. He is the most loving person I know. He has so much compassion, he is so nonjudgemental, and he is so forgiving. He always makes me feel so loved and beautiful. He tells me at least twice a day how much he loves me and how beautiful I am. He also, like my dad, is always willing to serve others. He would serve a lot more if I didn't want him home with me :) I wish he could be home with me all the time. Even when I am mad at him I want him in the same room with me. And I can't stay mad for too long, because he always knows how to make me happy again. He is such a great father. My kids love him. They always want their dad when they get hurt because he has a lot more compassion than I do. He plays lots of fun games with them which they love as well. He has made up names for all the games that my kids know, but there are so many different ones that I can't keep them straight. I know one of them is called "Open Sesame". I bought David a weed wacker for father's day a couple of weeks ago because it was on sale and I told the kids not to tell Daddy about it because it was a surprise for father's day, and as you can imagine the first thing Clara said when she saw her dad was "Daddy we got you a weed wacker!" So he got his father's day present early. I feel so lucky to have such a wonderful man as my husband. I love him so much.
This is my father-in-law, James Hazar. He is such a loving grandpa to my children. He is always such a generous person. He loves to do things for us and make us happy. He also loves to see us having a good time, or enjoying a good meal. He loves to take me to eat because I always enjoy myself :). Anybody who feeds me makes me happy (haha). My kids love him so much. They are always talking about how excited they are to play with "Jido"(we call him "jido" which means grandpa in lebanese, because David's grandpa is lebanese and that is what david called his grandpa). I feel so lucky to have such a great father-in-law who taught my husband how to work and love others. Thanks Jim!


Michelle said...

Okay - you made me cry with this one. That is so sweet and such a perfect tribute. Hope David had a Happy Father's Day!!

Marla said...

Hey Nabby!

Thanks for giving me your blog address so I could see how this should be done -- AMAZING! You guys are such a beautiful family; I'm proud to know you. :-)