Tribute To My Favorite Dad

When I met Evan he was a 27 year old bachelor who, he later told me, intended to remain so. Fast forward a few months. I was 35 and had Kristoffer, 15, Dustin, 11, and Jon Cody, 7. I was in a hard place in my life. For whatever reason, Evan saw through every irrational aspect of rushing headlong into a lifelong commitment with us and our lives changed dramatically and forever for the better. I am not exaggerating when I say instant family. Evan loves to tell Scout her mom and dad are still on their first date. July 22nd we'll celebrate the 16 year old date.

We married in August, 1993. The photo above is our 1994 Holiday Greeting photo. Scout was 6 months old. It's hard to believe that the boys are grown and off on their own. Scout just turned 14 last week. We are grandparents. Kristoffer & Beckett Scuppernut are in Austin. We'll be moving there soon. Dustin, Jon Cody & Val will be with us today as we head to Ipswich to the world famous Clam Box.

Evan was a breath of fresh air that lifted us up. He's impulsive and fun loving, self sacrificing and responsible. A best friend and a great father. I don't know where I'd be today if he hadn't walked into our lives. I don't even want to imagine. Did I mention he's a good sport, too?

Happy Father's Day, Ev!
Joonie, Bear, Dust, Bode & Scoutie
Mister Jones (Chip), Besos, Cricket & Ginny


Sixsisters said...

Joonie what a lovely blog. Evan is a super person and I don't even know him ! I can tell because your love for
him shines through everything you say. thanks for
the uplift .

Beth said...

Joon, such a sweet and loving feature on your other half. Meeting both of you and seeing how you compliment each other was awesome. You have an awesome family.

Jean Levert Hood said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I love it Joon!

maryeb said...

Super!! What great photos. You have such a photogenic family:) Thanks for sharing them.

ZudaGay said...

Happy Father's Day Evan!!! Thank you for being such a great dad!!! The world would be a whole lot better if there were more like you!

SassaLynne@aol.com said...

What a lovely post. Quite brought a tear to my eye. (For the right reason)

Rose said...

OH Joon your entry brought tears to my eyes.. you are such a happy wonderful family and your story just touches my heart!

joonbeam said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments! I wish I could do more for my family, and Evan, than I do. On the plus side, one does need goals to reach for, right? :) Ever onward. You all are the best friends and I love sharing my little piece of the sky with you. ox joon joonie

On a Whimsey said...

The way you have described your family to all of us is amazing - I just feel as if I have been favoured with a tiny insight to a wonderfully closeknit group who so obviously care about each other!

Simply, Thank you.

AltheaP said...

Hooray for Evan! Hooray for Joon! Hooray for Scout!