Jun 20, 2011

a special tribute...

to the men in my life. I was not with any of them yesterday, so it caused me to really reflect on each of them and what they mean to me. I hope you enjoy...

To my dad:

You are one of the most amazing men I have ever met and I feel honored to call you my dad.  Your enthusiasm for life and all of it's adventures has really prepared me for the life I am now living in the military {who knew}. And you instilled in me a wonderment for each and every person I meet. You taught me that everyone has a story and it is up to me to learn from it. I think that part of the reason I have enjoyed my time as an air force wife, thus far is because of the excitement for each new adventure you have instilled in me. 

Thank you for being my strong rock in SO many hard times. Thank you for being my friend. Thank you for always listening to me. Thank you for always teaching me to look on the bright side! Thank you for setting such a great example for me to look for in my husband. I love you. 

To my father-in-law: 

First off, let me say thank you for welcoming me into your family with open arms. You are always so good to check on me to see how I am doing at family functions when there are 300 people around and you know I am not used to the chaos! 

But what I really want to say is thank you from the depths of my heart, for molding your son into the man he is today. He takes after you in so very many ways, and for that I am eternally grateful. You taught him how to be responsible with money, how to put my needs before his, how to always protect me and provide. He never raises his voice at me and he lovingly works through hard times with me. Thank you for setting such a great example for him to follow. I love you. 

To my husband, the love of my life: 

As much as I do not feel ready at this moment in my life for children...I cannot wait to go through that experience with you. I see how patient and loving you are with the kids we watch at church on Sundays and how their faces light up when you play with them.  I know you will make and amazing father. I love you.

I hope all of you enjoyed time with your fathers yesterday. 
Happy Monday!
And a very happy birthday to my sister-in-law!