Sunday, June 16, 2013
The day that was fabulous
Alex: You are patient and kind. Generous and loving. These sound like systematic endearments, but as I write them, I want you to know that I realize you are patient beyond reason. Kind beyond reason. Generous beyond reason. And loving beyond reason. When it is hard, you step up. When things don't go our way, you navigate through it. When I just don't know what to do, you find a solution. You step in when you don't have to. You offer to help when I need it most. You do things dads aren't expected to do. And you do them with grace and care. And I love you so much for it.
I wanted to make Alex's first Father's Day as special as could be. Eleanor woke up early and I wanted Alex to have a chance to enjoy a bit of a sleep-in. So I grabbed the baby and we went out for a run together. After a sweaty 7am run I headed to the store to pick up ingredients for a fun breakfast.
After breakfast we dashed off to church and followed it up with lunch with friends.
In the evening we attended a graduation party for Elijah and Whitney. Elijah managed to steal out of any photos but here is the pretty lady:
First, Alex just landed a new job. For the first time in his career he will be out of the classroom. I can't wait to see how he will grow and thrive in his new role as Instructional Facilitator. The short explanation to the job title is that he will be "teaching teachers." His new role is at a different high school and it will be his job to facilitate trainings and professional development for the teachers at the school. He interviewed the week before we went camping and found out he got the job while I was away in Missouri. I was sad I wasn't here to celebrate with him when he received the news but we have since toasted to his new job.
His second big journey starting this year is seminary. Alex will begin classes this summer to work toward a Master's degree in Christian Leadership from a local seminary. He has a big year ahead of him with the transition of a new job and transition back into being a student but I know that he is going to succeed at all of it. He is such a talented and smart man and I am so excited for him!