Sunday, June 14, 2020

Building The Memories With Dad Before He Deploys

This post is sponsored by Lowe's but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.


I'm always glad when my husband is around to build things. I admit, I am not the best at it. But he's able to put things together, and I appreciate it.

The thing is, he's not always going to be here to put items together. He's in the military, and he'll be deploying soon. So right now, I've been appreciating the fact that he can build things or help to make sure my daughter's shelf is level. Sometimes she even helps him which is good, because maybe she'll be better at setting things up than her mother.





Natalie, she's always been a Daddy's Girl, so when he deploys, it's tough on her.



She'll cry a bit and sometimes even gets a little upset. She's older now and understands that her daddy helps defend his country and sometimes it means he has to go away. But still. It's not easy.




However, because her dad has built or put up many items around the house, when she looks at those she can think, "My Dad did that." In some cases, she helped him so it'll be a good memory.




Lowe's invites you to share the things YOUR father has built. Or the father of your children. Share on social media with #DadBuiltThis. I always marvel at the things some people can create. Check out Twitter and Instagram for inspiration.


Yes, it's going to be tough on my daughter to say goodbye to her Dad. But she'll be okay. And when she's really upset, she can look at the shelf she help put up and pull down the jewelry box her father brought home on a past deployment.



And she'll remember with a smile. 

42 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful relationship and it's wonderful how you brought it to life with the pictures.

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  2. I know how hard it is when they have to leave. It’s hard on the kids, but the older they are the more they understand.

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  3. Aww that's so sweet! What loving and lasting memories she'll have when she's older.
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  4. This is such a sweet post. It's so important to create memories with your Dad.

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  5. your daughter has a very beautiful relationship with her father this is so admirable

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  6. Aww, it's nice how close they are, despite him having to be away so much. They will treasure those memories forever.

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  7. Such wonderful memories made while learning skills to be more self sufficient. Thanks to your husband for his service!

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  8. A dad's love is always special. It sounds hard to not have her dad at home.

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  9. She is so lucky to have him! What a beautiful way to spend time together!

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  10. So wonderful that she has such a close relationship with her dad. The shelf looks so lovely :)

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  11. Deployments were the hardest part of being a military family. Thankfully, they end and family is whole once again.

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  12. Aww such cute photos! It's so hard on families when parents have to deploy.

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  13. That’s a lovely bonding between father and daughter 💕

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  14. happy fathers day to your husband. keep safe.

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  15. It has to be so hard as a kid to go through a parent deploying. My husband got out of the national guard right after our daughter was born, and I am really glad for it.

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  16. Such a good memory with him. Thankful for Lowe's about this campaign.

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  17. Such a good bonding between father and daughter

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  18. I know all too well what it's like to have a father in the army. My dad was always going places when I was growing up and it was hard, looking back. I love how you guys have been making memories before he goes.

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  19. What a beautiful bond Natalie shares with her dad! Such an incredible campaign by Lowe's!

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  20. It's such a sweet story. They have a beautiful relationship and I hope your husband will be back soon.

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  21. It can be such a tough situation for all the family when a close member of the household like a parent needs to go away to defend the country. I'm glad that she will be okay.

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  22. This is an incredibly sweet story! And what a great bond the two of them have!

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  23. This is such a touching initiative. I'm also a daddy's girl so I know how your daughter feels.

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  24. How sweet! It's great that she has great memories of him. Hope your husband has a great Father's Day despite the distance. -LYNNDEE

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  25. Such a nice post. I really miss my dad :(

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  26. Aw bless her. It is always difficult to say goodbye to a loved one and it wont be easy. But like you said they have all these memories together and she'll remember how much he helped her. Lovely photos by the way!

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  27. That must be so so tough, I can't even imagine! I love that they make special moments and projects together!

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  28. Best of luck to her and her father, like you said, atleast she will have items to look on and remind her of her father

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  29. Make sure you enjoy him while he is home! It means a lot to him.

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  30. This is really beautiful and sweet! Best of luck to both of them!

    xoxo
    Lovely

    http://mynameislovely.com

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  31. Thank you for your service. These are such beautiful memories that your daughter will have for the rest of her life.

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  32. Both looks so amazing..these memories are very precious..MAy God bless both with prosperity and happiness..loved the blog post...

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  33. Thank you for your service. I completely understand how your daughter feels, my dad served 22 years, it does get easier.

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  34. Great post! I agree it is very important to work under relationship esp with military

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  35. This is so sweet. It must be so hard for your daughter to say goodbye to him when he deploys.

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  36. How wonderful to have good memories of/with Dad! Tell him gracias for his service and stress again to your daughter that he is doing something very honorable for us all.

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  37. That is awesome that she made things with him. My oldest son is the builder in our family. He does so many wonderful things around his house.

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  38. I come from a military family so I understand what your daughter is going through. I am glad there are things around the house to remind her of her father while he is away!

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  39. Such a great way to bond. Working in any relationship is important and with fathers it is more a challenge since they are most of the time away from family.

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