Happy Pops Day

Trying to define or encompass all that a father is is no easy task. But I like this saying:

a father is someone that holds your hand at the fair
makes sure you do what your mother says
holds back your hair when you are sick
brushes that hair when it is tangled because mother is too busy
lets you eat ice cream for breakfast
but only when mother is away
he walks you down the aisle
and tells you everything is gonna be ok

I am grateful to have been raised by such an amazing man. One who taught me right from wrong, but one who wasn’t afraid to totally get nuts to a Whitney Houston album. To me, my father represents all things that are nobel, honest, generous, moral and good. And he is all these things AND has a great sense of humor, is funny and playful, and is a total sucker for those lucky people he loves. I know I’ve said it before, and I’ll probably say it again, but my dad is the best. He really is.

I am also very thankful to have married a man who truly puts his family first. Even before I was in the picture he was there, every night, coming home to two girls, getting them dinner, playing with them, reading stories and giving goodnight kisses, and often doing this alone. Our children are lucky to have such a wonderful man as a dad (& 2nd dad 🙂 ).

This next quote is by an author/story-teller that I was very familiar with growing up, thanks to my dad. It’s so appropriate for BOTH men in my life:

“The father of a daughter is nothing but a high-class hostage. A father turns a stony face to his sons, berates them, shakes his antlers, paws the ground, snorts, runs them off into the underbrush, but when his daughter puts her arm over his shoulder and says, ‘Daddy, I need to ask you something,’ he is a pat of butter in a hot frying pan.” – Garrison Keillor

Happy Father’s Day Dad & Greg. Thank you for all that you’ve done and do. I love you!

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