Sunday, June 16, 2013

Good Fathers

"My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived and let me watch him do it." 
—C.B. Kelland

"You have my whole heart. You always did. You're the best guy. You always were."
—Cormac McCarthy


Happy father's day to the good fathers I have been blessed to love and be loved by—my dad and my husband. My daughter and I are taking her dad to brunch and then bringing him home for the key lime cake she and her BF made him yesterday—they were such a team, working seamlessly together—and fizzy mocktails. As I write this her mixer is whirring in the background, whipping up the meringue icing, and she is zesting limes while watching Friends With Benefits on Netflix. My husband is at a talent auction fundraiser where his flower arranging and seafood gumbo-making skills are being auctioned off to the highest bidder. He'll be home soon, so I better stop blogging and get ready. That photo of my husband and children may be my very favorite; I've posted it here before. It reveals the wholeness of their connection, their tender bond, the simple trust with which they love.


  1. Yes. That photo of your husband and your children is positively breathtaking.

    (and please tell your daughter that I miss her baking blog!)

  2. I am in love with that picture of your husband and children. In love with the safety in your daughter's eyes and the natural way your soon has his arm looped inside of the nurturing and strong crook of his father's elbow. Yes. Post it as much as you like. Because every time I look at it, I see it fresh and notice something new. This is everything.

    Love to you all today. Wish I was there for the Key Lime. You do realize this is my favorite, don't you?

  3. you are so blessed to have good fathers in your family. never forget that

  4. absolutely beautiful. both shots. the one of you makes my toes curl it's so cute! and the one of your man and babies....well Grady and Miss Elizabeth said it all.
    Happy Father's Day!
    PS What? She had a baking blog!

  5. A lovely post and tribute. I hope you all enjoy the evening.

  6. Young adults at the age of your children bring such vibrancy to life. And that photo is truly stunning. Hope you're enjoying your Sunday together.

  7. I love the interwoven arms on that last picture. You have such a beautiful family. All of you have such amazing eyes.

  8. That last picture and your beautiful mother capturing your attention -- both are stunning and warm my heart. Sweet Jo

  9. Adding another admiring appreciation of those images of love, especially of the adoration a child has for the blessing of a good father. How gorgeous.

  10. In that picture of your husband and children, there is such a completely calmness in their eyes. The fact of the love and the bonds is completely there and the peace they bring is so apparent.
    This is how it should be. A fact of life like our need for water and air. A father's love. There.
    And of course my eyes are stinging.
    And my god- your mother.
    You are rich in love, Angella. You know it too.