So, though he isn't my Dad, he fathered my children and I celebrate the Handy Man today. It was just going to be a sting proof bee jacket and some new books, but it turned into a bit more owing to circumstances of the week.
What is it about guys and trucks. I don't get it. His truck was fourteen plus and starting to show some serious signs of aging. Being rear ended, forcing him into my car, didn't help at all.
That,um, is it called a tailgate? It's hanging on by a prayer.
Being blessed to have never been in an accident before, he was a bit frustrated. He'd been considering a truck for a long time anyway. I thought it might help, since we were already at the dealership, to have a look around, and this truck found him.
That big grin warms my heart and I am so happy for him.We had our first date in the new truck last night and my first ride to the DQ for a dip cone.
"Alright Chickapea, I've smiled enough, get in the truck."
I guess we learned a lot about parenting from what we didn't have. Every time I see him building something for the gramerlings, or down on one knee, teaching them something new, or loving to squeeze them, or running whenever one of his kid's calls, I'm grateful that we've come so far. And I tell our children that I expect they'll take that loving and liking even farther with their own children and grandchildren.
I was blessed to have loving brothers and a brother-in-law who helped parent me along the way. I'm so very thankful for having the love of my Heavenly Father modeled for me in a such a way.
The greatest blessing though for me was the love of this Handy Man. It is no small thing for someone to look over all you ain't, which is not a tiny job in my case, and focus on all you are. Such love.
I always encourage folks to remember to "like" the people they surround themselves with. It seems to me that loving isn't enough. If you aren't liked, then you don't feel that love, no matter how fed or shoed you are.
Happy Father's Day guys and blessings on those who fathered having no biological children and those who daily father in the absence of one!