Sunday, June 20, 2010

So Many Great Fathers

There are so many great fathers out there.  I'm lucky enough to have / had three great fathers in my life:

Dad.  He was always on my side, always backing me up because I was the baby of the family, and he is the reason I am as creative as I am - because he was always encouraging me.  I'm pretty sure he thought I was the best artist ever - at least he made me feel like it.
He was very proud of my brother and I, and I know he still would be now, more so than ever.  He had a funny sense of humor and was a great friend to a lot of people.  He was my biggest fan, whether I was drawing, playing sports, or playing in the band.  He left this world right as I was getting ready to accomplish some of the biggest things in my life, but I've kept him close to my heart - I've dragged him through everything i've been doing during the past 8 years, and I'll continue to do that in the future because he is Always In My Thoughts

 Dad, in high school - my favorite photo :)

I have the most awesome father-in-law ever. He's so generous and helpful, loves to take care of others, and is there for so many people.  He has made such a huge impact on so many kids' lives as a boxing coach, and never quits giving.  He's inspirational and super hard-working, and wants nothing but the best for those he loves (which is a lot of folks - he has a huge heart.)  

My father in law & I, on the NJ side of the Hudson River

My step-dad is one of the nicest people on the planet earth - so calm and cool, and pleasant to be around.  He's a friendly guy who for years has treated me like his very own daughter, and he's super great to the rest of my family, too.  I couldn't ask for a better step-dad.  I especially love that he loves college football!  He's proof that even when life seems unfair or a little out of place, things turn out fine in the end. 

My step-dad at my wedding (2006) 

Three awesome fathers - so many great fathers out there, but these are the top three that I know!

Happy Father's Day - make sure to take some time out to thank all of the fathers that have made a positive impact on your life! :)

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Crazy Shenanigans said...

I'm glad that you've been blessed with so many great men in your life.

Brittany said...

How lucky are you to be so blessed!

I also have a great father, and awesome step father, and my baby daddys dad is incredible as well! I love how much they love me, and would do anything for me! :)

I guess were both tripley loved :)

LambAround said...

Aaw! You're a very sweet and lucky girl!
All I did for Father's Day was send my dad an ecard. He was working on his taxes (in June?! Yep) and didn't want to be disturbed. Phooey! :p

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