Today's blog post is dedicated to the 2 dads that mean the world to me, my daddy (in the Cubbies shirt) and my loving husband Jon who is my Knight in Shining Armour. I would not be where I am today if it weren't for these two wonderfully loving men.
My dad has always been the apple of my eye, my dad and I had a bond that could not ever be broken, but now our relationship is different. My dad passed away October 4th, 2011 after a long battle with coronary disease and renal failure. I proudly took care of my dad for 14 years, after the death of my mother from breast, bone & brain cancer. This is going to be my first Father's Day without my dad and it hurts horribly. I miss him so much, but I also know that he is here with us in spirit. I hear my dad, I see my dad, he loves my kids too much to move on... but I've also seen my dad dancing with my mom having a grand ol' time, which is what they loved to do in life. My dad couldn't dance well because when he was a baby he developed Polio and ended up with one leg being shorter than the other, he had a significant limp, but when it came to dancing, he never passed up on an opportunity to dance with my mom. I remember as a child, me putting my feet on top of his feet and dancing with him in our living room. Those are memories that I will forever cherish.
As for my husband Jon, we've been married over 17 years and have never regretted one moment of our lives together. Sure, I may piss him off from time to time, afterall I'm a female, with female hormones, but he always takes it in stride. Jon and I have been through a lot in our time together, we survived a 6 month Navy Med. Cruise with me being newly pregnant, we've survived raising 5 children with autism and other forms of special needs, we've survived a miscarriage, an ectopic pregnancy and a stillborn son. We've survived many moves to various states, but we've never lost the love that we have for each other.
My husband is an excellent father, a very loving father and husband and I couldn't have asked for a better life partner than Jon. He always puts our children and I first, before his own needs and wants, and will go above and beyond the call of duty when needed - like when our toilet acts up! (we say he has dookie duty)
So this post is dedicated to the men that I love always and forever! Daddy, I miss you more every day and love you more than life itself. Jon you are the reason I am still breathing, I love you more than life itself and pray that we have many more years to enjoy each others love.
I love you both!
Until next time....