this post is for the dads. over the course of this blog i’ve spoke a lot of my mother, but my dad has helped to shape me into the strong willed woman i am today. i worshiped my dad when i was little. he was like a super hero to me. i remember telling girls at school that my dad was so strong, he could totally beat up anyone! haha. i got my technical brain from my dad. i was his little mechanical assistant. whether working on cars, mini planes or electronics, i was right there by his side, ready to give him the next tool he asked for. he would patiently inform me what he was doing. even though i didn’t really understand much of it, i remember just loving to be my dad’s special assistant.
any time i got to spend with my dad was “cool”. it didn’t matter what we were doing, going to garage sales, record shops or flying mini airplanes, i was in seventh heaven. i always felt so special when i was with my dad. he had a way of making me feel like i was the smartest, cutest, sweetest girl around. my dad has a contagious personality, a jokester at heart. he loves to tease and have fun, and over the years i have got pretty good at taking it.
i was a very lucky girl to grow up with a loving father. i also feel so blessed that brian will be that man to our son. i haven’t met one person who has an ill word to say about him. i can’t think of a better man to teach our son about respect and acceptance of others, kindness, cooking, patience, soccer and hockey (he insists). brian exudes love, it spreads like wild-fire when you are around him. i can’t wait for this love from my dad and brian to trickle on down to our son.
what an amazing role to fill, a superhero.