This blog post is sponsored by the Tiny Prints Father’s Day Campaign.
All it took was one tiny, precious little girl to turn my tough military hubby into a softie. The moment hubby saw Abby a special bond was formed. He was the first to hold her, the first to change her diaper, he would barely put her down at the hospital…he would just sit and hold her gazing down at her sweet little face. My sweet baby girl turned hubby’s world upside down and he has enjoyed every minute of it.
When most people meet hubby they assume he’s this mean guy, he’s just got that look to him. Add in his attitude and all his tattoos and most know not to cross him. To see him with our daughter all bundled up in her pink blankets when she was a newborn was priceless. I loved sitting and watching him with her, I loved watching him simply hold her and talk to her, cradle her and soothe her when she was upset. These are cherished moments that I love to remember.
As Abby has gotten older she has turned into a huge daddy’s girl! Her first word was dada, when she wakes up each morning she’ll tell me “dada” to let me know she wants to call and tell him good morning (this is our every day routine), she absolutely HATES when he has to leave for work, and when she’s upset all it takes is seeing her dada and her world is all better again.
Hubby actually had to miss his first Father’s Day, he had to leave for military training and I could tell it broke his heart to not be with his baby girl. I hated that he had to be away from home and wanted to do something special for him to make his day special, even when he was miles away from us. I wanted to let him know that we were thinking of him and wanted a way he could celebrate Father’s Day with Abby no matter what. Considering he was out in the woods training and I had run out of time to mail a card to him, I knew my options were extremely limited so I got creative. I grabbed some scrapbook paper and a sharpie and made him a huge Father’s Day card. Then I put Abby in her “I ♥ my Daddy” onesie (hubby’s favorite of course lol), sat her beside the sign and took several pictures with both my camera and cell phone. I sent hubby one of those sweet pictures to his phone via picture mail and waited for him to call. I didn’t know for sure if it would arrive or not…he didn’t have good coverage where he was but I wanted to try. Several hours later hubby called for our night night phone call (he told Abby night night over the phone even then and she was only 3 months old) and he told me he got the picture and it made his day. It also made him miss home more…oops! It meant so much to him to still have Abby with him even though he couldn’t be home. We even still have that big ole card I wrote, we framed it with one of the pictures and plan to hang it in the office.
Hubby getting ready to leave for training
Hubby’s card with our little sweetheart
Cards make a huge difference, they allow you to let someone know you’re thinking of them and love them even when you’re miles apart. Being a military family means we are often separated from family during special occasions…we’re even at times separated from each other. Having a way to say I love you, I’m thinking of you, to let a loved one know you’re thinking of them during a special occasion is so important to me. I’m always on the hunt for unique cards that we can personalize and add our own special touch to, that’s why I love the wonderful selection Tiny Prints offers. Tiny Prints has an amazing variety of cards for any occasion as well as announcements and gifts.
he’ll love it!
Take a moment to look around Tiny Prints website and through the wonderful collection of Father’s Day Cards, let your daddy know just how much you love him with a card created especially for him!