I was cleaning out and organizing pictures in my iPhoto and noticed there are so many good ones of Gary and Izzy! Looking at them may or may not have made me tear up a little because it made me really happy. I have always been very close to my own dad, and our relationship is one that I cherish deeply. So seeing Gary so fully invested in his relationship with our girls while being so good at it brings a lot of emotions to my heart. He loves on her in simple ways she can feel and understand. He's patient, loving, playful, and he talks to her and makes her laugh. My very favorite is the huge smile on her small chubby face whenever she makes eye contact with Gary. And even though Izzy is still more attached to me, she loves her papa dearly (we know this because he is her top pick whenever mama is not around :)
Here are some pictures of Gary and Izzy that I absolutely love and don't want to ever forget about...