When it comes to fathers, I have been most blessed in that department.
Not only do I have a wonderful Daddy myself, I have a hubby that is a wonderful Daddy to our boys.
And because of great examples, I have a son who is now a wonderful Daddy, as well.
And I can't leave out my precious father-in-law, the late Jim Wrinn. He always called me his daughter-in-love. Oh how I miss him!
My Daddy has always been there, setting a great example of a hardworking, honest, caring man.
He has always been there for me, and my family, through thick and then...always giving unconditionally!
He has been through so much, especially within the last year when he suffered a stroke, began therapy, lost his precious wife...my beautiful mother, moving in with my family and me...then moving to live with my sister and her husband, and then moving back with them to live in the house where we grew up.
He is a man of honor, courage, and love. I just hope he knows how much I admire and love him! Just as I told him at the hospital right after his stroke, when he was determined to work hard to overcome it, he is my HERO!
He was so proud and patient when each son wanted to learn to play guitar, and they have played music for many different venues together over the years.
Then just a few years ago, due to the economy, he lost his job. That is hard for a man when they aren't able to provide for their family. However, after seeking God's will and lots of encouragement, he decided to go back to school, at the age of 50. He has worked so hard, and was accepted into the Radiology program at the college of his pick. He has never faltered in his belief in hardwork. He has thrown himself into his schooling, has soaked it up like a sponge, and has had several special recognitions. He is in his last year, and will be back to providing for his family and enjoying his new career, no doubt!
And it continues...now our youngest son, who recently married the love of his life, who has a baby girl, has become an amazing Daddy in such a short time. To read about their story, you can go here to a recent post that I shared about them.
Thank you to all these special fathers and grandfathers who aren't just "fathers" but are daddies who love their children and who have their children's love in return!
Happy Father's Day to all the daddies out there!
Father's Day Blessings,