I am fortunate to have two amazing Dad’s in my life, my husband and my father. Today we are celebrating both of them.
JP was born in 2013 and Joe was a natural Dad. He immediately took on the role as my supporting spouse and the fun Dad. We call days that Joe has off Daddurdays at our home. He works so hard to provide for our family, so him having time off at home is a huge treat. We act like each Daddurday is a holiday. JP loves the Dad things that I can’t provide– like playing video games, building awesome Lego monsters or the perfect shoulder for his head.
I fell in love with Joe again as I watched him grow as a Dad. He has an unexplicable amount of love for JP that explainably grows every day. I know he wishes Daddurdays were a more common occurrence. Joe has found a profound joy in being a Dad. We should take the time to celebrate our Fathers daily. Without Joe, I couldn’t be the Mom I like to be.
Just like Joe is important to JP’s well-being, my Dad has been supportive to me. He has always been a smart and inspiring role model for me. He also worked hard for our family and provided a nice lifestyle for us kids. My Dad loved taking us to Disney, skiing with us or watching my dance recitals. One of my favorite memories with my Dad was 6th grade woodshop class. He loved working on all of the projects with me. It became an amazing bonding experience that I’ll never forget.
Now I have the pleasure of enjoying my Dad as a Grandfather along with Joe as a Dad. My heart is full and happy thinking of the male role models in JP’s life. May we always appreciate the fatherly figures that God blesses us with.
“Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad, and that’s why I call you dad, because you are so special to me. You taught me the game and you taught me how to play it right.” -Wade Boggs