Father’s Day 2020

The Przyluckis came in town to celebrate Becky’s birthday and Father’s Day, so we soaked in more family time over the weekend. As an extra special treat, Mamaw arrived on Saturday and will stay with Mom and Dad for a little while. No doubt Dad will enjoy having his mom around the house.

We hoped to get in some fishing time, but the weather was spotty. Instead, we ended up sitting on Mom and Dad’s back porch for hours, and then we had everyone over here for dinner on Father’s Day.

Again, we avoided public places, especially in Sevierville.

Jacob and Owen stayed with us, so we took the opportunity to take them hiking Saturday morning.

Chuck and I love hosting people at our house, and we didn’t miss an opportunity to take photos together to commemorate the day.

Treadway Party of Four
Jeremy, 16, Jackson, 14, Jacob, 19, and Owen, 16

The best photo is this singular image I captured with my DSLR. The timer was being goofy, but all we needed was one good shot:

Dad’s health has been extra challenging lately with the addition of daily chemotherapy pills. He had tons of strength and stamina during six weeks of treatment at UT Cancer Institute, but these pills are throwing him off balance in more ways that one. We hope he’ll be able to endure the medication so tumor regrowth can be delayed.

None of us knows what the rest of this year holds, and that’s across the board! What a year 2020 has been so far, and we’re not even halfway done. Thanks to everyone who’s remembered my father in prayer. We are grateful.

Of course, I can’t leave this post without mentioning how wonderful my husband is. I wish I could’ve taken him to Antibes for Father’s Day or surprised him with a brand new Ferrari. Those are the gifts I dream of giving him. Until life presents those opportunities to us, I’ll continue to love him the best I can and praise him for the wonderful father and husband he is. I wouldn’t want to walk this road with anyone else.

A Father’s Day Poem to my Husband, even though I don’t read, write, or enjoy poetry

I’m not a poet
And you’ll quickly know it
But I thought I’d give it a whirl

Because my husband is great
And it’s never too late
To give thanks from his favorite girl

Chuck naps 1996

Little did I know
That a long time ago
We’d start an adventure together

It’s been a great ride
And I cannot deny
We’ve had good and hard times to weather

Burying chuck chuck and andrew at the zoo

As a team we keep going
Because the love keeps on flowing
And there’s no where else I’d rather be

Than right next to him
Through thick and through thin
As we raise these boys faithfully

chuck and J1 after c's race Chuck and Jackson May October 2012

Twenty years as a couple
Might lend itself to trouble
Especially with two boys in tow

But we keep things light
And resolve each fight
Because there’s one solid thing that we know

Chuck and Jeremy 1-4-15 Chuck and Jeremy at the Air and Space

It’s that life can get messy
Which makes everyone stressy
So you need a good match for your heart

That’s what I found
When this man came around
Both together and when we’re apart

chuck and jeremy on the hill chuck and jeremy play video games

He shines as a dad
And only sometimes makes me mad
When he wrestles with the boys too roughly

But get over it, I will
Because time doesn’t stand still
And the boys will be gone so abruptly

Chuck and the Boys Canoeing Jeremy and Chuck in the one day blizzard

So, Babe, enjoy your day
In rest or in play
And know that I love you dearly

This road would be lonely
Without my one and only
I mean that, whole hearted and sincerely

My favorite three boys

Boys on the beach

Father’s Day 2013

We are so blessed to have Chuck’s father nearby, so having him over for a Father’s Day dinner is a given. Bill and Susan joined us for steak and Chuck’s homemade peach cobbler, which I understand was delicious. (Despite being born in Georgia, I don’t like peaches. Nor do I like sweet tea. I understand that these two facts are enough to revoke my Certified Southerner card.)

Father's Day, 2013I would be remiss if I didn’t brag on Chuck’s awesomeness. Not only is he a faithful provider and loving father, he’s incredible with his hands. In two days he built a retaining wall in our backyard, which has been in constant renovation for several months. This construction won’t be a surprise to many of you who know that Chuck built us a log bed (single-handedly) more than 13 years ago. But, I am doing my wifely duties and sufficiently bragging on his latest accomplishments.

Starting the wall

Foundation

Almost finished

Needless to say, I enjoyed the view through most of it.

 

Our Fred and Ethel Mertz

We had the pleasure of spending two days with some of our favorite people for Father’s Day weekend. A few weeks ago I purchased a golf package for two for Chuck and invited Matt to be his plus one. The plan was for them to play 18 holes, enjoy lunch at the grill, and spend the bulk of Father’s Day in the mountains while Amy and I kept the kids busy elsewhere. Thunderstorms flew in and altered the plan but we still had a great time with some of our best friends, people who we’ve long called our Fred and Ethel Mertz. Spending time with the Valovcin family is one of the things I missed the most while living in Texas.