If I had a nickel…

Audrey, Keith, me, Adam, Dad, Janie - 1983

If I had a nickel for each time I’ve heard my husband Barry say I love you to one of our kids or grandkids… I’d be a zillionaire.

If I had a blade of grass for each time I’ve seen Barry hug tight one of our kids or grandkids… I’d cover the earth in green.

If I had a droplet of water for each time I’ve watched Barry kiss one of our kids or grandkids… I’d fill the oceans a million-times over.

If I had a pebble for each time I’ve heard Barry say I’m proud of you to one of our kids or grandkids… I’d build a cathedral that touches the stars.

If I had a flower for each time I’ve seen Barry smile at one of our kids or grandkids… I’d have a parade of floats that circles the globe.

If I had a poem for every simple kindness Barry has shown our kids and grandkids, I would write my own Odyssey.

If I had a musical note for each time Barry has made one of our kids or grandkids laugh ’til they cry… I would fill a symphony hall.

If I had a pancake for every pancake Barry has flipped for one of our kids or grandkids… I’d have a skyscraping tower of pancakes.

If I had a star for each time my heart leaps for Barry as a Dad and Grandpa/Pop-up… I’d create a new constellation.

If I had a fortune… wait!

I do!

Keith, Janie, me, Audrey, Dad, Adam - 1993

I have Barry… !

HAPPY FATHERS’ DAY TO MY WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL HUSBAND and DAD and GRANDFATHER.  I have watched the miracles you’ve woven.  I LOVE YOU, HONEY… for all you are and all you do, every, every, every moment of every day!

If I had a nickel… was last modified: June 19th, 2011 by Sharon Couto
SHOWHIDE Comments (7)
  1. I’m going to start bringing kleenex with me when I’m going to read your posts. Such a beautiful tribute to your wonderful Barry, the ultimate husband, father and grandpa. You are all so lucky to have each other. Happy Father’s Day Barry.

  2. You have the second best husband, dad,granddad in the world If my dad wasn’t the bestest, I would want you guys to adopt me because Barry is awesome.

If I had a nickel… was last modified: June 19th, 2011 by Sharon Couto