I forgot the Father’s Day Card

It’s been a long day. A wonderful day, at the Vikings in the Street festival, but we’re exhausted.  With grocery shopping and bedtime still in front of us – we decide to divide and conquer.

Don’t forget a Father’s Day card. I reminded myself all the way to the grocery store.

Unloading groceries at home, I look at my hubby and realize that I forgot the card.

“I forgot a Father’s Day card.” I confess, as I grab the car keys to head back out.  My husband laughs and pulls me back into the kitchen.

“I know how much I’m loved. I don’t need a Hallmark card to tell me.”

Do you know how much you are loved? I know our lives get busy. Errands and to-do lists take up our time. My mind is on the kids or a problem at work so I’m not always present in the moment with you.

You are so loved. We’ve been together for many years. We find pictures from our first days together and laugh at how young we looked. Sometimes we look at each other and burst out laughing when we think about how our past selves thought our life would be.

I love you more now. I loved you as a boyfriend, fiancé and husband but now that I get to raise our little dudes with you – I love you more.

I watch you with our boys now – Building Lego, rough-housing with the boys, rocking out to Metallica.

I remember you with our boys then – midnight runs for soothers, tummy-time on your chest, hours spent rocking them to an uneasy sleep.

I think of you with them as they grow – steady and sure, pushing them to try new things but also their safe harbour when it’s too hard.

Sometimes I worry if we’re getting it right.  I worry and wonder until I look at you with little dude perched on your shoulders and big dude’s hand tucked in yours. I don’t have to worry.  We are raising good men… just like their dad.

Happy Father’s Day.



Allison is a mom of two energetic boys.Constantly trying to balance life, often caught between the needs of her boys, financial reality and her own desire for a meaningful career, you'll find her leaning on her village in North Edmonton.Her philosophy of more experiences less stuff is constantly challenged by her kids love of all stuff.