Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Dads in my life...

This Father's Day I decided to do a little tribute
to four of the most amazing dads I know.
The first two are my brothers, Ron and Tim. I could go on and on and on about how what amazing men these guys are. They are kind and funny and talented, each of them. Add those attributes to their amazing parenting skills and you have two of the best dads I know.  ♥ ♥

And then there's my Douglas. An amazing husband and such a wonderful father figure to my daughter, Carrie. I love that she can count on him, that he teaches her things like how to check her car oil and unclog her own bathtub drain. I love that she can call on him and he'll come running - no matter what the situation is. I love that in conversation he refers to her as "our" daughter. And when Carrie refers to the two of us it's my "parents" rather than "mom and step-dad." We are very lucky girls to have him in our lives! 

And last, but certainly not least, is my own step-father, Rod. This is a man of strong morals and integrity, one who is unfailing in his love for my mother and all of her children and grandchildren that he took on some 18 years ago. I can't imagine our lives without him, or his life without us for that matter. He is a rock and a softy, all rolled into one, and we love him for that! 

Today we'll celebrate Father's Day with my amazing father-in-law, Dave and the rest of Doug's family. What are you doing to celebrate the amazing dads in your life?

17 comments:

Karen said...

The love you have for these men shines through your post today Deb. Today, I am with my fav Dad - the father of my girl and planning a nice supper for all of us. xxx

Ruth said...

What a beautiful post. I'm with DH, DS, FiL (and mum!) today. x

scrappyjacky said...

A lovely post,Deb......today I've been to a Classic Car Show with my OH as all our children are at work!!

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a nice tribute. Brad Paisley has a great song about step dads. Today Paul and I are going to go listen to some music in San Francisco. Clara's going with us. Henry's playing in a soccer game but said he will try to score a goal for Paul - LOL!
Rinda

Sian said...

We only have the one Dad to party with today - but we are certainly very happy to have him!

Have a lovely day all of you

Carol Anne said...

What a sweet post! I hope you have a wonderful day with the men in your life.

Rhona said...

A truly beautiful post today Deb, we are lucky to have good men in our lives. Today I've been to visit my Dad and will be cooking for Jon (and the family) tonight :)Tomorrow will be more celebrations as Hugh turns 23! :)

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

What a wonderful tribute to such good men.
I sure enjoyed reading your camping Posts with all the beautiful photos. Looks like you had the BEST time with friends and family.
Take care,
Mary Lou

Denise said...

Your love shines thorugh on your post Deb. Today I have cooked dinner for my dad and me earlier and now OH is home and I've just cooked dinner for him,boys have bought him an Alice Cooper ticket for Father's Day and he is thrilled !!

Karen said...

Wonderful tributes and gorgeous portraits of those fathers!

Carrie Rosalind said...

LOVE THIS POST!! We are so lucky to have cool dads in our lives. ♥

Heather said...

Oh how lovely Deb! You are indeed a lucky lady :) My Dad is off to France with Mum today for a 10day break in Brittany so we got together last night. Hope you had a good day xx

Margaret said...

We're about to head off on a father's day picnic. We're brining the dog, who can be counted on as the only female not to whine. Honestly, the man deserves better.

debs14 said...

What a lovely post.
My husband is enjoying every minute of his Father's Day today, being looked after and generally spoilt!

humel said...

What a beautiful post :) I hope the fathers in your life have a wonderful day! We've been trying to spoil The Doctor a bit today, I think he's had a pretty good day :)

Mom said...

Ahh! You really picked some true winners! I completely agree with your choices! I didn't go online yesterday so Rod didn't get to see this so he'll be very honored when he comes home tonight. Nicely done, DD! Love you! xo

Lori said...

What a great tribute! The men in our lives are truly special, aren't they? :-0

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