Sunday, June 19, 2005

To All The Men In My Life

For the love of men, I have to say HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!!

I've mentioned it before but it can't hurt to say it again - I have been so blessed by the men that God has put in my life throughout the years. They have inspired me, taught me, protected me, encouraged me, loved me. I am so grateful for them. ALL of them.

I have friends who are fathers. I am always amazed at how time has flown. Most of them I have known since college. The days of carefree youth, fun, studying, our whole lives ahead of us. Now we're the grown-ups, the responsible ones. Happy Father's Day to You, my friends!

My stepgrandfather was the father I never had. I love him so much. He was the first man who ever apologized to me. He didn't have to. Back in my day, children had to respect their elders whether the adult was right or wrong. He didn't have to apologize to me. An adult saying sorry to a child was unheard of. And at the time I was so surprised I didn't know what to say. But I never forgot. And when it was my turn to apologize to him, I did it not because it was expected of me, but because I respected him so much I felt he deserved it. Happy Father's Day to You, Yappy!

My father-in-law is so amazing. He's the sweetest man and he treats me like a princess. He embraced me from the beginning. He's calls me "daughter." Anything I ask, I know he will oblige. Happy Father's Day to You, Dad!

My husband is the love of my life. He is everything. He is my heart. He's my baby daddy. (Sometimes he's my daddy. Is that TMI?) I want him in my life forever. One of the things that attracted me to him in the first place was parenting. He loves his children. He wants the best for them. I knew he would be a good father if we had children together. We only have one right now. I'm working on making that "child" a "children." Happy Father's Day to You, Baby! I love you.


SP lent me some books last Friday. I started reading, "The Devil Wears Prada." I'm so superficial, I know.

Btw, I added SP to my blogroll. Check her out.


Don Tate II said...

Great tribute. Print it out and show the hubby how you brag on him. It'll blow his mind!

WIP said...

I've added SP to mine as well. No, it wasn't too much fatherly information. I think all husbands have a bit of "advice" they are secretly trying to offer us on occasion. Very nice tribute. You are quite blessed. Let's not forget the "Father" above who made it all possible!

Hugs. . .


Anonymous said...

having met Shel's stepgrandfather - I can say, from what I've known of him over the years, he was always very nice and he is sooo cute! (btw, how's he doing back home?)

The Gig said...

Great post! I enjoyed reading it. I'm sure that all the men in your life will enjoy reading it too. Your greatstep-grandfather sounds terrific.

When reading about your life coming up, it sounded as though I was reading mine. We were taught to respect our elders, and believe me, the demanded respect.

Also Tiff -- good comment.

The Gig said...

Is he married? Oh did I say that?

SP said...

Hey Shel,
Very nice tribute to all Fathers. I should print it out and send it to my dad! Thanks for adding me to your blogroll. I feel so privlegded. let me know how you like the books.

Thanks for adding me as well.

princessdominique said...

A wonderful tribute Shelly!

Diggs said...

This was so nice. I loved the tribute to your husband as well. One day, I hope to be in your shoes.