I hope to post some thoughts on fatherhood this week, but for now I want to say that I had an incredibly blessed first father’s day weekend. Saturday night, which was one of the best weather days I can ever remember in Boston, we hung out with neighborhood friends. The moms conspired together to speak words of encouragement to the dads and it was a precious moment.
Sunday morning the girls made me breakfast while I got to sleep in (a treat all by itself). Marina even signed the card with a squiggly line. Very awesome.
My wife and daughter are amazing and bless me in innumerable ways each and every day…father’s day is, for me, as much about remembering that as anything else.
We love this beautiful girl so much!
Love sharing life with students…thanks aleyda and jasmine for hanging out with amy and marina yesterday!
Lost in all the craziness of the last week was a beautiful moment we were able to participate in on Sunday (a week ago, which feels like a million years past now). We dedicated Marina at REUNION (our church partner and home church). I’ve always had mixed feelings about these moments, but what I appreciate about it the most is the love shown to us by our community and the reminder (and tangible practice/expression) of the truth that in the church we raise children as a community, not simply as individual parents.
Now for the cute pics:
Photo of the Hilton, where our church community gathers on Sunday. Perimeter of the crime scene:
*photo by kate mckallagat/reunion christian church
Celebrated Easter with REUNION (our church community) and then had students and family over for dinner. Good times!
…is family meal time…we all get to eat and sit together at the table now!