Today is our anniversary. Six years. And it's Father's Day too.
There was a little tiny part of me that got saddish when I realized they were going to be on the same day. I like special days, so when there's only ONE instead of TWO, I get a little bummed. Not a huge deal though.
Anyway, because I'm a celebrater, we decided to take the kids to UP on Friday night to celebrate Father's Day. The whole experience of was not quite what I expected, due to a variety of things that would make another whole blog post. But I'm probably not going to write about it. But here's a picture of the five of us before we left Brielle with Auntie Mel. (it was L and J's first experience in a movie theater, and we didn't want to risk it all by taking Brielle with us.) Note to moms: when you tell your kids to just smile and not talk or make weird faces, you should do that BEFORE they actually take the picture, not DURING it. Otherwise YOU are the reason the photo should be retaken.....
So today we went out to eat at Red Robin. We love Red Robin. Because heaven knows that if there's any possible reason for me to suggest going out to eat, I take advantage of it. So when there's DOUBLE reason to go out, AND we got a money gift in the mail for our anniversary, you better believe that I was NOT gonna be makin Sunday dinner. :)
So since UP was the Father's Day celebration, I kind of looked at Red Robin as an anniversary celebration. But something struck me while I was there. There were all sorts of families there. Some were multi-generational, and some were just like us, parents with thier little kids. But then there were also some dads there alone with their kids. I realize that I don't know their situation, but I just assummed that the parents were divorced, and that today was one of the days the dads had thier kids. And that's when it hit me how blessed I am. While I was busy trying to make TWO celebration days out of our anniversay and father's day, really, it's such a special thing that they're on the same day.
Because not only do my kids have the best dad EVER, their dad loves their mom more than she deserves.
And on a day where some dads just celebrate their relationship with thier kids, we get to celebrate the fact that 6 years ago we decided to live this life together. and we are. and we love it. and we're blessed.