to the men in my life......
My two sons - Spencer and David
Even though they aren't fathers yet - they WILL be. AND they will be great dads. I LOVE it when they do things together and help each other out. They are both so thoughtful and fun loving. I have learned much about patience, hope, and love from them. I am so lucky to have them in my life.
He has always been wise in his advice and counsel to us - I ESPECIALLY like the advice he gave hubby when we were first married - "Always have enough money to get your wife a new frock!"
My two stepfathers
Because of premature death of my dad, my mom has remarried twice - to men who were and are wonderful grandpas to our children. They are quick to help with any and all projects that we get ourselves into.
ALWAYS supportive! Whether is was my desire to go to Interior Design School, stripe the walls in our hallway, or raise five children whose genes swim in different pools, he supports me. He is always prepared with extra paint brushes (I don't like to clean them) or rollers (those either). He makes time for whatever I drag home from a yard sale or thrift store to redo.
Due to diabetes, he left us at the early age of 42. How I want to tell him I'm sorry for a couple of things. Because he had three daughters and no sons, he would ask me to play catch with him. I always did, but sometimes I didn't really want to and I hope he didn't know how I felt. Years later when I moved away to attend college, he called me every morning at 8 am - just to hear my voice. The conversation would always be the same - "so what did you have for dinner?" I'm sorry that I wasn't always excited to talk with him. I'm sure there are many more things I've done that might have made him feel bad. He can take comfort, however, in the fact that I miss him everyday. Sometimes I feel shortchanged by the fact that he isn't here for me, but then I have moments that I KNOW he is!