Saturday, April 25, 2009

Visiting Daddy

Ben has a pretty packed schedule which doesn't allow us to see him nearly as much as we would like. He leaves for class around 8:00 a.m. and goes to work right after class. Therefore, he doesn't get home again until 10:30 p.m. at the earliest. He works a lot of weekends too, though we are thankful that he always has Sunday morning off for church. (This seems like an appropriate time to mention that I am BEYOND THANKFUL for a husband who works his tail off to provide for his family AND never has an excuse to miss church! He has to work until 3:00 a.m. tonight but you better believe he'll be ready for Sunday school.) Because it's very important that Owen see his Daddy as much as possible, we usually go visit him at work a couple of times a week. As soon as we pull into the parking lot Owen begins to squeal, "DADDY!" with all the excitement he can muster. Below are a few pictures from some of our recent visits. Tonight they are celebrating prom. Owen had a blast listening to the music (remember our music lover?), running through the balloons and chatting it up with anyone who would talk to him. He is a very social little boy!

There is a really nice playground outside, but on rainy days we enjoy the indoor play area. Thankfully there is a lot to do when we go see Daddy.

I am so thankful that my boy has such a wonderful Daddy! I don't care what the world says, kids need BOTH parents!


Wild Ghese said...

You'd think it would be a motivator to not get divorced, but sadly it doesn't work that way. Use to be, parents stuck together because of the kids, now parents just think of themselves. No wonder we have a generation of selfish people.

Pam said...

We love to visit daddy at work too. Although a bunch of offices aren't nearly as fun.

The Neals said...

where does ben work? it looks like an awesome place for owen to visit him!

and thank you for this post! i needed to hear a grateful heart about what could be a very frustrating situation. i often complain about my husband being gone. but comparably, he is home with us A LOT! thank you for being a godly woman who supports her husband - and in turn, encourages me to be that way as well!

Sarah Glupker said...

You da' bomb! You're a great Dad, and Owen is a great kiddo because of it.