Sunday, June 17, 2012

A Birthday/Father's Day to always cherish

This weekend has been spectacular for me, not only today I was smothered and spoiled by my family and 3 amazing children for father's day, but this year my Birthday also landed on Father's day. Yesterday we had my Birthday BBQ which was a blast and I got to do what I love doing best and grill for plenty of family and friends.

 This is my in my new apron Emmy and the kids got me!

This weekend I had a great and relaxing time with Em and the kids along with friends and family. Today being father's day I was just i awe of being surrounded by my kids and soaking up every minute of it. I couldn't have asked for a better weekend to tell you the truth. Em presented me with such a great photo in a frame this morning that captured such a special moment yesterday with my and the kids that it touched my heart so much and I loved that she did this for me.

These 3 surround my heart beyond belief and I don't know where I would be without them and I would be the man I am today without either one of them or Em, so I am a pretty lucky guy!!

I heard a poem today that really touched me and I want to share too my kids in life as a whole and growing up strong. I watched the movie "Act of Valor" today and it was an outstanding movie and in the end this was the poem that the Lt. left for his son.

“So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people.
When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.”
~ Tecumseh
This poem really hit home to me because I always try to instill in the Barton family to Em and our children to always have respect and take one day at a time. 
It's moment's like today that I am reassured on how well of a father I am. Those moments that I could have done more, or wished I could have been there still linger with me,  but I have so many opportunities for tomorrow and the next day after that. 
I have been blessed by having Kaitlynn in my life and now Emmy who blessed me with 2 amazing boys. Who needs to win the lotto when I got all this? 
I am very thankful indeed and I left my heart submerge into our family and surround myself with them. They are who I am and I wouldn't change that for anything.
Thank you my wonderful family for any amazing weekend and always supporting daddy!
I love you all very much and can't express enough how grateful I am to be blessed by you all.
One day at a time, and these memories will last a life time. God Bless you all. 
Happy Father's day to my late Grandpa Patrick Brady and late Father Larry Barton, I know they are looking down on me and are proud of me. 

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