When it comes to Father’s…

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Every May is a big deal. Mother’s all over are honored. There are brunches, dinners, flowers, jewelry and anything else you can think of. We typically go all out to honor our mothers. It’s been that way for awhile. It seems that for some, Father’s Day is an afterthought. I don’t even think it’s always intentional.

In many cases, people have grown up without their father, or maybe he just wasn’t a good father. Whatever the reason, Dad doesn’t always get showered with love the way Mom does.

This Father’s Day I want to acknowledge a couple of men who have helped to shape the woman I am today. Of course, that would be my own Father.

While he and my mom didn’t make it as a couple, he has always been a part of my life. We’ve definitely had our battles, (mainly during the rough pre-teen years) but we’ve managed to build a relationship that I cherish.

Then there’s the love of my life, my wonderful husband.

I knew he’d be an awesome father before we started our family and he’s just continued to amaze me. He loves our son – HARD. He’s tough when he needs him to be and his personal jungle gym when the time calls for it. Our son looks up to his dad. When kids at school get too close, he’s quick to tell them, “No, not you Daddy. That’s MY Daddy!” Their relationship is one I’ve always wanted for my kids. I’m sure this little girl in my belly will be showered with love like I’ve never seen. She will be daddy’s little girl, after all.

One day he’ll take her on her first date and show her how a young lady should be treated. He’ll teach my son how to treat a woman by the way he treats me. He’ll leave lasting nuggets of wisdom with both of them that they won’t even value until they’re older. The impact a good father has is amazing!

How are you celebrating Father’s Day? Any great nuggets of wisdom from your Dad?

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28 Responses to When it comes to Father’s…
  1. Michael
    June 15, 2012 | 12:56 am

    I love this post, this inspires me. I am a father too so I understand.

  2. Annica Bulse
    June 15, 2012 | 2:50 am

    Wow, you are so pretty on your wedding dress. How I wish I could wear beautiful wedding dress like you and find a loving husband. You have a cute kid and a loving husband. Your dad is really awesome. I love my dad so much as well.

  3. Barbara
    June 15, 2012 | 4:25 am

    Such a beautiful post! Fathers make the best jungle gyms don’t they?

  4. Elizabeth @marlonrichardson
    June 15, 2012 | 5:53 am

    Happy father’s day to all the dads! i missed my dad so much. He’s been a hero to me. I know he is in God’s hand now. But I know he’s all around us everyday.

  5. carol
    June 15, 2012 | 6:26 am

    Nice post its inspire me to be a good daughter for my father.Happy fathers day to all the fathers.

  6. Sarah Smith
    June 15, 2012 | 6:56 am

    In a time when so many fathers are absent, this was so refreshing! I love your blog, please keep up the good work!

  7. Mrs. Pancakes
    June 15, 2012 | 7:28 am

    Loving God and family is what my dad left me
    With!!

  8. Stesha
    June 15, 2012 | 8:35 am

    Thanks for thinking of the dads! They are an unintentional afterthought for some. We have many surprises planned for the hubby, including breakfast in bed. This will be a big thing becauses he’s usually at work when we wake. He leaves so early!

    Hugs and Mocha,
    Stesha

  9. This Cookn Mom
    June 15, 2012 | 9:36 am

    My father taught me how to be a strong woman. Happy Fathers Day to all the daddies out in the world doing what they are supposed to do.

  10. Jessica
    June 15, 2012 | 10:50 am

    This is beautiful. Just beautiful. You’re very lucky to have such great men in your life! Happy Father’s Day to them both!

  11. Aracely
    June 15, 2012 | 12:59 pm

    Very sweet! I don’t have a strong relationship with my Dad but I respect him. My husband is an amazing Dad to our little girl as well as my two children. He’s very low key so we’re going to brunch with the family and then he and I will go on a dinner date. Yey!

  12. Natalie
    June 15, 2012 | 1:22 pm

    Happy Father’s Day to the great men in your life!

  13. Quiana
    June 15, 2012 | 7:21 pm

    What a wonderful tribute to such important men in your life! We’ll be celebrating Father’s Day with my husband’s brother, sister and cousins the day before at Six Flags. It will be a fun family day!

  14. The Pepperrific Life
    June 16, 2012 | 5:23 am

    My daughter’s with her dad-my ex hubby- for Fathers Day, so I hope they have fun celebrating that special day together. I’m just going to text him Happy Fathers Day 🙂
    It’s good that despite things not working out between your parents, you were able to keep a healthy relationship with your dad.

  15. Emily Woodhouse
    June 16, 2012 | 8:48 am

    Father! – to God himself we cannot give a holier name.

  16. Rose's Daughter
    June 16, 2012 | 9:47 am

    What a great tribute to the men in your life!

  17. Caryn Caldwell
    June 16, 2012 | 1:18 pm

    Beautiful, and so, so true! We do need to appreciate the fathers in our lives. We have a daughter, and it’s amazing to see my husband with her. Watching the way he interacts with her makes me love him all the more. The same with watching my dad interact with his only granddaughter. Being a father (and a grandfather) seems to bring out something special in men, doesn’t it?

    Have a great Father’s Day!

  18. Nicholle Olores
    June 17, 2012 | 6:47 pm

    I love your photo with your dad,
    It’s just so touching to be with your dad on your special day. I hope I could too do it with my dad.

  19. Maxine
    June 17, 2012 | 9:19 pm

    This is a very nice article. Serves as a tribute to the best men in your life.

  20. Anitte Chanes
    June 18, 2012 | 12:22 am

    It is really wonderful to have men in our life who are always there to support and love us. So, I could say thank you for my awesome men in my life.

  21. Mrs. Mom
    June 18, 2012 | 12:47 pm

    What a handsome family you have! Your wedding picture is gorgeous!

  22. Rebecca
    June 19, 2012 | 11:43 am

    Happy belated fathers day! I do feel bad that dads get the short end of the stick. Maybe we should start making them boutiques of chips and let them watch action movie marathon on fathers dad.

  23. Krissy
    June 20, 2012 | 10:51 am

    this was really nice. I love and appreciate my dad and my honey. They both show me how men should treat women and be there for their families.

    Jas does the ” MY daddy” thing too. Its so cute.

  24. Alicia @MommyDelicious
    June 20, 2012 | 3:22 pm

    What a sweet post and a sweet way to honor the men in your life! I totally agree — Mother’s Day is always such a big deal, and Father’s Day, there is so much shade surrounding it. I wasn’t raised by my father and I’m now a single mom, but I STILL think that we should dedicate Father’s Day to the men who are awesome role models. Without the shade. LOL. I wrote about it over on REDBOOK — http://www.redbookmag.com/kids-family/mom-blog/dont-wish-me-happy-fathers-day?src=soc_fcbks

  25. Nicole Adam
    July 5, 2012 | 2:07 am

    You have loving, brave and responsible men in your life. You are so lucky girl. I am happy for you.

  26. Mark
    July 23, 2012 | 1:35 pm

    This is a great post. Thank you for letting us meet the wonderful men in your life.

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