Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

I have four fabulous men in my life that I wanted to celebrate for Father's Day.

My Father

The man who gave me life and therefore gave my children life as well. My father has taught me it's never too late to change. Never too late to accept or give forgiveness. He's taught me that it's okay to be who you are even when it's not what everyone else expects you to be. Also, in 7 years he has NEVER ever missed a grandchild's birthday.

My Father-in-Law

My father-in-law is the kind of grandfather to my girls that I always wanted to have when I was a girl. He always has a hug, kiss, and "I love you" ready when they meet and part. He has a quarter in his pocket to share. He has two knees that are usually occupied by a little girl. He knows the names of all the birds and the trees and has lots of funny stories about when he was a kid.  When you're tired, he's ready to let you lay in his lap on the couch so you can both take a nap.

My 2nd Father

The man I grew up with and is as much my dad as a dad could be. There's not enough room to list all the things my dad has taught me. I think what makes our relationship special is that he chose to be my parent. Most of us don't have that option. He knew me before he married my mother and he chose to be my dad even with all my faults and imperfections.

My Husband

I don't know if Byron ever pictured himself as the father of 3 girls. But if he has any doubts about his abilities you would never know it. He pulls teeth, removes splinters, digs huge holes in the sand, kills big bugs and countless other things that none of us want to do. He does it without wanting repayment, without requesting anything. He works hard for us but he never lets work become an excuse to be a disconnected dad. He is an awesome dad and we love him very much!

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