Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day Love

Sunday?  Again?  Wow - my days are all blurring together.  This week has gone by so fast.

First off.  If you want to know how my interview went yesterday, you can check out my post on my other blog Traveling My Mind.  That's what that blog is for - this one is for my weight loss... most of the time.

So, after that...it's only right that I mention Father's Day - right?  Of course!!

I can post about Father's Day - because it has more to do with my weight loss than you'd think.

Let's start with Hubby.  I don't even know where to begin. 

Seven years ago, this man came in to my life.  He came at a time I was lonely, I wanted companionship - but never thought I'd get it.  I weighed close to 300lbs.  Who would love a woman that big?  Well, he would.  He loved me at my heaviest, and now loves me at my smallest (since we've met). 

Not only that, but he loved me knowing that I had two children - and loved those children as his own.  From day one, he took on the role of "daddy".  He helped fill the void in their lives, and showed them what it was like to have a dad - a real dad.  A dad that would support them, care for them, and be there for them...no matter what. 

He also shows the importance of independence - being themselves... notice the pink hair?  That's a message he sends loud and clear to the kids - be themselves...embrace difference.  I think it's a great message to send them....even with the pink hair.  HA!

A few years in, along came our little Jelly.  Hubby had always told me he never wanted children of his own.  He was happy with his "ready made family".  You would never believe that now.  Jelly is  a Daddy's girl through and through.  To her personality, her independence, and her love of video games - the child is a mini-Hubby.

Hubby gave me the opportunity to go to school to pursue my career dreams.  He picked up the financial slack, he took care of the children while I was studying or working or in class.  He cooked for them, cleaned up after them, and made sure all was well - so that I could focus on school.

On top of all that, he has also supported me 100% on my weight loss journey.  He helps with making healthy foods for the family to eat.  He's conscious of the foods he brings in to the house - knowing to look at labels.  That's not a "father's duty" but he needs a shout-out for it anyway.

The man is my best friend.  I couldn't ask for a better person to father my children.

Now, let's get to my father.

I have often heard that a girl chooses a life companion in a man that reminds her of her father.  While I always thought that to be gross sounding...it's actually true.  Hubby reminds me A LOT of my own father.

My dad is...well...amazing.

He's hard working.  He's supportive.  He would do anything for his children.

I know that I could talk to him about anything and receive no judgment. 

He is a man of few words - but the words he uses are always the right ones.

I know, without a doubt, that he would risk his own life to do anything for his children.  He is our protector.  No man will ever "mess" with his daughters - none of his sons would ever harm a woman.  If that were to happen...well, you get the idea.

I couldn't ask for a better dad - or a better grandad for my children.  They adore him.  He is firm, but loving.  He spoils them to death - but keeps them in line. 

Like Jelly is a Mini-Hubby - I consider myself to be my dad's Mini-Him.  My personality, demeanor...pretty much everything... it is all a reflection of him.  I have his temper.  I have his thought process.  I have his ability to not take everything so seriously - live carefree, and enjoy life. 

I have truly been blessed by having a dad as great as I have. I don't know what I'd do without him.

To both my father and Hubby - I love you very much!!  I hope you have a great Father's Day... you deserve it.  :)

I hope everyone has a great Father's Day!!

Till next time. ;)
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