Friday, June 13, 2008

Fathers Day Tribute

All you hear are the horror stories of in-laws. How horrible they mean they they meddle in your marriage...etc.

I am proud to say, that I am out-of-this-world lucky when it comes to my Father In Law and my MIL for that matter. But, this is a Father's Day tribute...

I get very emotional when I think about how important he is to me and my family and I haven't been the best at telling him how much he means to me, but that is something I'm trying to get better at.

With my dad living in CO, I rarely get to see him, so my FIL has really taken over as my dad. I get so excited when I know I am going to see him. He just makes me happy. He makes me smile every time I see him. I love spending time with him and I love just talking to him.

From day one, he and mom have made me feel like and have always treated me as part of the family and that means so much to me. How many FIL's will just randomly call you because they haven't talked to you in a week or so and check to see how YOU are doing? Not many.

He is more than I would have ever imagined as a grandpa to Savannah and Mason. He lights up when he is around them. He's always wanting to hold and be with Savannah when he's with her. He and mom have taken Mason this past week, and he's been brave enough to take Mason on runs in his truck to Louisville and Cleveland...these are trips that Mason will never forget. The kids LOVE grandpa! I never really had a relationship with either of my grandpa's so it's so cool for me to watch the kids with him. He's amazing.

So, Happy Fathers Day dad! Thank you for being an amazing father to me and Eric and a wonderful grandpa to Mason and Savannah. I appreciate all that you do for us and I love you more than you'll ever know!