What could I say.. My hubby exemplifies a father figure and then some. At the young age of 17 years he became a father. He could have chosen to stay a teenager but instead he chose to be a man. He was raised in a single parent home taking on responsibilities as the oldest sibling. He learned to step up to the plate early on. Even though there were many hurts from his own father he has found forgiveness. It’s something he walks out everyday just by being the father he always wanted. I know my boys will grow to be responsible & dedicated men because they have the greatest example. On top of all this he stood by me through all my health trials. He is teaching my boys how to love unconditionally. How to stand as a man even when the heat comes. Anyone can be a father but it takes a special person to be a dad!
My dearest dad, so many childhood memories. I was a daddy’s girl. I shared a room with him because my mom couldn’t stand his snoring but I could. I loved spending time with him. He was always telling a story or a joke. This is where he would take me into his life. All the many childhood stories. This picture was one of our many road trips in our van. Specifically remember this trip going to Canada. Those are the memories of my family that I love to remember. After my parents divorced things changed. We don’t see each other much and wished my kids could know him like I do. The memories are so embedded that time is fused in my heart. That I will share. I will always love and respect all that he is.
My father in law (this is a later addition). I have to say I care dearly for this man. It has been a challenging relationship. I couldn’t help but to listen to him even when it was hard. Despite his “disease” we know him in his sobriety. When he stayed with us it came at a perfect time. He helped care for me during one of the roughest seasons. For that I will always be grateful. My boys got to know him. It means a lot since they need to know what it is to have a grandfather. I know my hubby is the man he is because of him. Though the relationship was challenging you always love your parents. As you get older and start raising your own you understand it’s not a perfect journey. Through forgiveness I know my hubby was able to be the father he is today. I will always pray and have love for him.
I’m thankful for the fathers I have in my life and the love they share, for the season, for the reason and for the lifetime.
Happy Father’s Day