Yesterday was our last day of Spring Break, so it was like FHE all day yesterday.
We took off and left town for a change of scenery. We visited a military museum, painted our own pottery, grabbed lunch, people-watched, movie-watched, then came home.
When we got home, Steve still was not home from work. He often has to work late on Mondays, BUT I know that he makes a special effort to be here.
Last night, he had a conference to attend, and when the president of the hospital that he works for walked up to him after the conference and asked, "Are you staying for dinner?"
Steve said, "No, I have to get going or I won't get to see my kids today."
When Steve did make it home, he listened to an excited but jarbled up explanation from the kids of what we actually did during the day without him. I went upstairs for something and when I came down, I found Steve looking out the window. He was looking on adoringly as his kids bounced gleefully together on the trampoline, inventing silly games and making each other laugh. (He would have been out there with them, but he didn't have time to change out of his suit.) Steve looked so happy to be able to spend even just a few moments with his kids before bed. And seeing him happy made me happy.
And that's what it's all about, folks!
Not a typical FHE, but just enough to teach a lesson to my kids: Dad loves you.
Just wanted to share this too. Scarlett made this picture on Easter morning of Jesus on the cross, and in her signature style, she wrote "I.L.U." (I love you.) at the top. She handed her paper towel creation to Steve and asked him to hold it for her and he showed it to me. We were both touched by her wordless testimony.
We know that he loves us because he showed us.
We know that Steve loves us because he shows us.
How will you show your love for others today?
(Thanks to Meredith for showing me a few photo tricks!)
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