I am fortunate to have two fathers. This has been a huge blessing in my life. One raised me until I was 7 and the other from 9 on. My dads have taught me the importance of hard work, integrity, honesty, service, and the treasure of having your name aligned with positive and just actions 100 % of the time.
My second dad didn't have to love me, but he did and he did a lot for me and my many siblings. Our parents truly raised my brothers, sisters, and I, on their knees. There are quite a few of us in our blended and big family. My parents also did their best, when they were together.
Obstacles abound and the odds are against individuals raising children from different backgrounds, but my parents pledged to have us enjoy a vibrant quality of life with tender loving care while managing patience.
"Life is tough, but it's tougher if you're stupid", said John Wayne. My fathers are wise and love unconditionally. Mark Twain mentioned, "Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful of your life." As I became a teenager, this was a fact that became a reality due to my fathers leadership abilities and example.
The smartest and most powerful man in the universe has since called one of my dad's home to live in heaven. He passed away on December 22nd, my birthday. he loved snow, snowmobiling, Christmas, family time memories, and I know he loved me. I'm so thankful he chose the day I was born to see Jesus and our heavenly parents again.
Fathers complement us and I'm appreciative of mine.