Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A short ode to Ryan, just because

I realize that by doing this today, I will most likely tap out my brain for ideas of things to say when Father's Day rolls around, but I just feel like I need to do this. I love this boy and I want to let him know that.

I love the kind of father you are. It's fascinating to watch you with each of our children. You are so much more patient with them then I've ever even thought of being. You're a fun dad. You're a loving dad. You're a hard working dad and you don't shirk your responsibilities. In any aspect of your life. You're a wonderful example to all of them. And to me.

You're sneaky. You constantly surprise me by giving me everything I want. I, most often, don't even have to say it out loud. You quietly pay attention and then just show up with whatever my selfish little self wants at that moment.

You take me on amazing vacations. I love to travel with you. I can't wait until we go back to Paris in September.

You still won't watch my favorite chick flicks with me, but I think I'm wearing you down. The Jane Austen tome you gave me for Mother's Day was a good sign. You want to watch them, you just don't know it yet.

You're funny, goofy, irritating, loving, kind, wonderful, impossible, stubborn, beautiful and I love you. With all my heart.


Kristen said...

Christa that was so sweet. I love that picture of the two of you. (you look awesome!!...P90X?). He is such a fabulous guy, I hope you wear him down and get him to watch chick flicks.

Christa said...

Thanks! Yes, still doing P90X. I'm on week 9. I've had a couple of interruptions because of travel and so I should really be on week 11, but I'm still plugging along.

Hizzeather said...

Awwwwwwwww! :)

warrhouse said...


That was so sweet. He really is a wonderful guy! I have always thought so. We were so close growing up and I always knew he would make a great husband and father. I think he lucked out getting YOU! You are amazing too!

Rebecca: said...

You see so much negativity on TV and movies between husbands and wives that I love reading real life stuff like this. Good job! It took me 15 years of trying to get Russ interested in gardening, but finally, this year, he likes it as much as I do. Hopefully, Ryan isn't as stubborn as Russ. ;)

Now. You have 3 weeks to come up with material for Father's Day to top today's post!