Thankful for Fathers

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I never really knew my grandfathers. One died when I was very young; the other experienced Alzheimers before I got to know who he really was. My dad worked a lot when I was growing up, so we missed out on many experiences together as well.

There can be regrets, but there are so many things to be thankful for.

I’m so thankful that my children get to know and love their Grampas. I’m thankful that FishChick gets to explore horses with Grampa Lee, a hobby that is near and dear to his heart, and now hers as well. He’s a little gruff sometimes, but man, does he melt when his granddaughters are around.

I’m thankful that in his retirement, my dad has time to chase a baby and just hang out. And that his shoulder surgeries have enabled him to pick up babies after all.

My boys love it that he loves junkfood and all sorts of sausages. Eating with Grampa Jack is one of their favorite pasttimes.

And it goes without saying that FishPapa makes my heart skip a beat.

I have been blessed with a Family Man. A partner. A friend. A romantic. A musician. And a husband wiser than me.

What more could I ask for?

How are YOU thankful for the Fathers in your Life?

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  1. Dads are amazing in our lives and grow and develop as much as we do along the way. While I didn’t always get along with my stepdad growing up, it is like he is a completely different person in his life now, and he is my “Dad” through and through.

  2. I am just so very thankful that I still have my 82 year old Daddy to love and spend time with !

  3. I too have been blessed with a family man for my husband. Thank you for honoring that!

  4. Did you ever watch “Everybody Loves Raymond” on tv? In one Christmas-themed episode, Debra catches Ray vacuuming (in his underwear, but I think that was beside the point) while the children nap, in preparation for their company to come. She tells Ray that this makes him look attractive to her. I think of that often. I love that my husband loves his family, is involved with all of us, and is so willing to be helpful at home. Seeing him be dad to our children makes him very attractive to me!