It’s father’s day. How could I not share this day with one of the most awesome men in my life.
There are a lot of great men in my life. My husband, my father, my brother (and brother-in-laws) …
However, they each have a special place in my life.
Like my husband, who is my life partner, the love of my life, and also the father of my children. Today is just important to him on several different levels. He’s a dad, but he’s a son, too. Probably the one thing he and his father have in common most these days.
Remember, for every great dad, there is a child. One who looks to that awesome man in their life for guidance and acceptance. There is so much for us to learn from the awesome man in our life. It’s more than riding a bike or tying your shoes when five. It’s bonding. Long car rides and communication. Ice cream on hot days and fishing in streams where there are no fish. These are things Dad’s do.
And then there is my dad. The awesome man in my life.
Me and My Dad
Any time that you spend with someone you love is special in my book. Today, I spent an awesome day with my dad. We did your typical things when visiting with Dad. We watched television, fed the animals on the farm, and called the cows and made them cross from one field to the other. I wish I would have taken my camera, but I don’t need a picture to look back on this day. It was a simple day, but one well spent.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to wait until tomorrow or the next day or the next day to spend time with an awesome man that is my father.
And my dad is one of the most awesome men I know. He always thinks first about his family. He taught us to work hard and never give up. Not by telling us kids, but showing us. When things get tough in life …. you get tougher. I’ve learned countless lessons from hard work and watching the actions of my older siblings.
I’m honored and blessed to have an awesome man for my dad.
And my children are even more blessed to have him as their grandfather. Growing up, I only knew one of my grandfathers, just as my children know only their Grandpa Rainey. Great Grandpa Rainey was a man who loved horses, that’s all I know, for he was called from this earth before I was born.
Yet, It saddens me that my children do not know their other Grandfather. Not because my husband’s father has passed, but that he simply doesn’t choose to have more of a presence in my children’s life. But rather than dwell on what isn’t, I praise what is.
And what is… is an awesome man that my children love and adore as much as I do.
Happy Father’s Day to my dad and all the other fathers out there.
May your day be a blessed one.