Today I am reminded just how lucky I am to have some incredible men in my life that are great role models of how a parent and a grandparent should treat their children. I am thankful for their commitment to their families and for modeling the type of love that they want their children and grandchildren to pass along to others. Without further ado..... here are some of the guys that have been there for me and for my sons!
My daddy.... of course he has spent 34 years (as of Saturday!) trying his very best to show me love in many different aspects of my life... providing for our family while my mom stayed at home with us, getting my first set of golf clubs, being there when I needed a freshman year prom dress, driving me to school my freshman and sophomore year, giving me my first car, setting rules about how to use this car so I would stay safe, moving me into college, walking me down the aisle, driving in the middle of the night so he would be in the waiting room when he became a grandpa for the first time, taking us on many trips (and continuing that tradition with the grand-kids) and sending encouraging text messages every morning.... we are lucky to have him and it is so fun to see him with my sons!
And finally to my "baby daddy" ;) We are so lucky to have you in our lives... you provide a balance to our family dynamic that is so desperately needed and probably ensures our children won't need therapy one day! You are calm when I panic. You are patient when I am quick-tempered. You are flexible when I am rigid. You make a mess when I am being "OCD". You are funny when I am serious. You make all of this so worth it! I love to see how excited our boys get when you come home from work or when you pick them up as they raise their hands in the air for you. Here are some of your first pictures as a daddy or when you became a daddy of two! Also, I included some of my favorites from the last couple months..... thanks for being such a great daddy to our boys.... you are showing them the type of father they could be one day!
And a couple pictures from today..... including Zack changing a dirty diaper as we were on our way out the door to church! A daddy's work is never done. ;)