June 17, 2014
In Honor of Father's Day
Here are a few words we don't like a bit in our house: step, half or real. We are 100% family. Period. When someone says the term real dad, I know they mean biological dad but as someone who was not raised by my biological dad, and someone who has a daughter that wasn't raised by her biological dad, the term real dad means something completely different. To me a real dad is one that is there every day, building a relationship and doing the hard work. One who is supportive and always there to pick up the pieces. One who provides what you need. One who has the hard discussions, who put puts his foot down when needed and is a soft place to land when that is needed.
This is what a real dad looks like. I could not have chosen a better man to demonstrate what my girls should look for in a husband. He is brilliant, hard working, funny, big hearted and most importantly he is completely dedicated to his family. He adores all three of his girls and takes such good care of us.
He is the minority in the sorority and he couldn't be happier about it. He has been lacrosse and soccer coach, teacher of chess, player of games, and wrestling partner. He has been the guest at many tea parties, played dolls and dress up. He stays calm during almost any situation and doesn't get ruffled by hormones or drama. He is the one you can count on to fall asleep during every movie.
He is our rock and I can't imagine our family without him. Thanks for being a real dad to our girls, my love.