Fabulous Father Friday

Before I dive into today's post, I want to let you know about a new feature...The Message Board. If you're a blogger, this is another place to advertise (for free!) your contests, giveaways, carnivals, special events, etc. Click on the memo board below for all the details and to see what is currently posted.

As a child, I was blessed with one of those rare dads who was never too busy to skip around the block with me in his best suit or play Little House on the Prairie, converting my canopy bed to a covered wagon. As an adult, the Lord has blessed me with a wonderful godly husband and my daughter with an adoring father who daily showers her with God's love. He often goes the extra mile to lighten my load by taking over the "parental duties" that a six-month old requires as soon as he walks in from another long day at work. I can not tell you how much this means to me and how sharing the joys of parenting have deepened my love and appreciation for him. I can honestly say that I am a better mother because of him and the way that he cares for me. (I love you, honey!)

On that theme, I've decided to take the plunge and start a carnival of sorts here at Notes From My Nest. One Friday a month, beginning today, will be declared Fabulous Father Friday, and just for fun, I'm tying it in with today's giveaway from Pineapple Hill Designs. As a new mom, I've discovered that balancing the roles of wife and mother can be tricky. When he walks in the door, drops his briefcase and jacket in the CLEAN living room, and proceeds to juggle the child who has just consumed half her body weight in pureed carrots over the white sofa, it's easy to suffer a momentary memory lapse and forget that he is not the enemy. For those of you with a fabulous hubby (or father) like mine, this is your chance to tell him everything he's doing right for a change! So here's how it works...

1. Write your own post (or comment to this post) with your own FFF musings. You may write about the father of your children, your own father, or any other beloved father figure in your life, past or present. Your post may take the form of a random assortment of thoughts, an appropriate photo, a poem, a letter to the person (your husband for example), a funny story, or a unique tradition that you (or your kids) have with this person.

2. If you are writing a post on your own blog, please mention Fabulous Father Friday in your post and post a link back here to my FFF post (you're welcome to use this banner if you like) and then enter your link into Mr. Linky at the bottom of this post.

3. Only sign Mr. Linky if you have written your own FFF post.

4. Link ONLY to your FFF post...NOT to the front page of your blog, as this makes browsing more difficult for all of the participants.

5. If you like, send a copy of your post to that person, letting him know how much he is loved. It might make his day!

6. After you link, feel free to leave a comment to this post too and tell me what you think about FFF.

7. If you have time, tag some friends to participate in FFF as well!

Today's sweet shoppe...

Save 20% on your order
at Pineapple Hill Designs!
The code is "NEST". Valid
until Mother's Day, 5.11.08

~ my picks ~

{Teal Flower Dress}

{Monogrammed Photo Album}

Pineapple Hill Designs is
giving away this beautiful
Rosette Wall Hook.

To enter the drawing, just create
your own Fabulous Father Friday
post and sign Mr. Linky (linking
directly to your post). If you're
not a blogger, you can leave your
"FFF" post in the comment section.
Just be sure to include your first
name or screen name, your state
and a valid email address.
You may
also enter by email, {subject: FFF}.
Contest ends at noon, EST 4.24.08.
Winner will be chosen by random

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1 comment:

Danielle said...

My husband is the most fabulous father, husband, friend & provider. He unfortunatly did not have a FF as a child, he definatly makes sure our children will have one. We are extremlly blessed.