Saturday, June 20, 2009

Happy Father's Day

In honor of Father's Day I thought I might take this chance to tell you about someone that I don't often talk about on the hubby Matt. I don't exclude him on purpose, but rather respect the fact that he is much more private than I am. But sorry buddy, it's Father's Day and I'm going to tell everyone what makes you a great dad! You deserve the recognition!

1. The first time I realized that Matt was a great dad was when I was pregnant with the triplets. As a grew from big to huge to mammoth, I would struggle to do day to day tasks while being at home during the day. Sometimes I would apologize that I didn't get much done, to which he would always reply, "Meg, your ONLY job is to incubate!" He cared so much for Eli, Cara, and Brady before they were born.

2. When the triplets did arrive, they spent their first two weeks in the NICU. While recovering in the hospital, Matt would spend the night with me. When I woke up every morning, he was no where to be found. The nurse would inform me that Matt had gone down to the NICU at the crack of dawn to make sure he got to feed the babies first thing in the morning.

3. I need sleep, I'm miserable without it. By the time the triplets were 3 months old, I was crying throughout every night feeding. I just couldn't handle being with them all day, and then being up twice during the night. Right about that time Matt took over night feedings all by himself. Since then he has sleep trained all 4 children during the night. I can't think of a more selfless thing to do for your wife!

4. Matt cares about the details when it comes to caring for the kids (sometimes a little too much!) If he comes home from work and the kids are in their pjs, he will ALWAYS ask, "Do you have onesies on them? What if they get cold? That's it, I'm putting onesies on." And he does...

5. When Allie was born, Matt was totally smitten with her from the first minute she was born. He spent the next 4 days asking everyone at the hospital, "Have you ever seen a more beautiful baby?"

I could make a much longer list, but I just wanted to give you a glimpse of how blessed we are to have Matt as the daddy in our family!

God took my husband, an only child, who had never changed a diaper in his life, and turned him into an amazing father. He is more proud of his four children than any father I know....

And Daddy....we are proud of you too!

We love you,
Megan and Eli, Cara, Brady, and Allie XOXXO Happy Father's Day

For Matt's present, I had our favorite photographer Laura ( take that awesome shot of Matt and Brady walking and put a beautiful poem on top of the picture. I couldn't figure out how to resize the finished product on here, so instead I'm putting up the picture and the poem separately. If you know our story, Brady's story, then you will understand how special the words to this poem are...

Walk a Little Slower Daddy
"Walk a Little slower, Daddy." said a little child so small.
I'm following in your footsteps and I don't want to fall.
Sometimes your steps are very fast, sometimes they're hard to see;
So walk a little slower Daddy, for you are leading me.
Someday when I'm all grown up, You're what I want to be.
Then I will have a little child who'll want to follow me.
And I would want to lead just right, and know that I was true;
So, walk a little slower, Daddy,
for I must follow you!!
- Author Unknown


  1. ahhh, that poem made me cry! Happy Father's Day!

  2. 2 words...Beautiful...Lots of Tears!
    Sorry, 4 Words!

  3. What a beautiful tribute! I just love to see what a fantastic father Matt is to your 4 kids. I guess it doesn't matter how many siblings you grew up with . . . God gives you what you need when you need it! :-)

  4. What a beautiful gift! A treasure to be kept forever.

  5. Happy Father's Day, Matt. You're an amazing dad. No one could dream for better.



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