Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Father's Day

It is his first....his first Father's Day that is. Since 1997, I believe it was, I have had a "third son" in my life. I barely remember BT time (before Travis). He and Heather started as high school sweethearts. I knew he was special in her eyes and in her heart but as a mother you don't want to get too close to the boyfriends/girlfriends until you know they might become a part of your future. Too hard if you get attached and then they move on. Travis became a part of our future and we love him like our own....we have always gotten along so well and he and Loitton are just as close. Another big plus is he really enjoys Heather's brothers and they spend alot of time together.

On August 24, 2008, he abruptly became a father. A father to a premature baby girl born way too early. I was fortunate to be there when all of this took place and therefore I experienced first hand just how well he can handle pressure, emergency situations, and show his love for Heather. From the moment his daughter was born he has been a hands on dad who believes that parenthood is a partnership and he wants to do as much for Morgan Kate as he can.

It warms my heart to see him love Heather so much, take care of Morgan Kate so tenderly, and I don't dare leave out his attention to Cash and Lola (their dogs). I actually nominated him for "Father of the Month" with our local newspaper. I had been noticing an ad in the newspaper about nominations and it was a toss up between my hubby and my son in law. I opted for my son in law (knowing my hubby would agree). Unfortunately they did not receive my nomination in time for the judging but in my opinion, he is Father of the Month! I say with alot of pride, Travis Callahan, you have been one amazing daddy in the first 9 months of Morgan Kate's life. My prayers continue that God will guide you and walk with you each step of the way as you raise your baby girl. May your life with her and future children (he he) be full of rewards, beautiful moments and lots of love and laughter. I hope you have a wonderful Father's Day.

I'd also like to say Happy Father's Day to my best friend and love of my life, Loitton ,as well as all father's. In closing, I think of the saying "any man can be a father but it takes someone special to be a daddy." Travis, you and Loitton are special daddys and I love you both!


Anonymous said...

Great...thanks for completely making me cry at work - LOL! This is so sweet and I couldn't agree with you more! Proud of you and love you lots Travis!

Heather and Travis said...

Oh Mommy! I am so teary eyed. I whole heartedly agree and couldn't have said it better myself.

Can't wait to see you this weekend! Love you.

Liz and Tony Mitchum said...

Mrs. Kathy - I got all choked up inside! That was so sweet. Travis has been a wonderful daddy to his sweet little girl and it makes me so happy to see Heather so happy!
I thought college was great, but this is way better! Being Mommies and sharing it with friends is by far the best gift I have ever recieved.
Enjoy your weekend -