Monday, June 18

Father's Day

I wasn't going to write out a Father's Day post, but the more I thought about it, the more it felt wrong not to.  This will end up posting the day after anyway, but that seems fitting.  My husband is an amazing daddy every single day, so taking one day out of a whole year to celebrate that would be a crime.

I haven't talked to my dad in about 12 years.  He was always in and out, so it really didn't come as any surprise when we lost contact completely.  My step dad raised us from the time I was about 9 or 10 on.  I really didn't have a great relationship with him until more recent years (grandkids can fix a lot of problems), and as you may already know, he passed away a couple of months ago.  I definitely have a lot of respect for my step dad these days, thinking back on all of the years he spent supporting our family and raising kids that weren't biologically his... how very selfless.

I have an incredible soft spot for good dads.  There is nothing more attractive to me than a man who truly adores his child.  I can say, without any doubt whatsoever, that my husband loves my girls to his core.  He is an amazing father, and I am beyond grateful to have found someone like him to fill that role in this family.


If you know a good dad out there, give him a high five.  He really deserves it.

And, Johnny, I know you will read this because you read my blog almost every day.  Happy Father's Day, buddy.  You are totally and completely awesome, and our girls adore you.

38 comments:

  1. happy father's day to your husband!! you guys have an awesome little family :]

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  2. ah what gorgeous photos, you bought a little tear to my eye....a good kind of tear...Happy Fathers Day to all the great dads out there inclu my hubby.

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  3. Such a cute post, Happy Fathers Day!

    http://katyclouds.blogspot.com

    xx

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  4. Soooo cute pictures and such a sweet family!!

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  5. Any man can father a child, but not every child has a really good father. You girls are truly lucky x x

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  6. <3 so sweet :)

    Happy Father's day to him!

    Cheers :)

    Val
    http://valentinaduracinsky.blogspot.com/

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  7. I feel exactly the same way as you, Katie. Same situation with my father, so I don't really like Father's day, as it reminds me of all I didn't have growing up. But, instead of dwelling, I choose to think about all the great Fathers I know out there!

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  8. I'm lucky enough that my daughter has an amazing Daddy too. A good Dad make's the world a better place!

    Cara-Leigh

    sweetchivalry.blogspot.com

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  9. beautifully written, full of love, & those photos speak volumes! brave of you to share your truth katie. what an homage to your johnny. :)

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  10. what a beautiful family you have made!

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  11. You are blessed and you have a beautiful family! I am just today getting around to my Father's Day post. I have the same story but no step dad. My dad came in and out just to have sex with my mom and beat me once every week or so. I was the only one of 4 that was introduced to the belt! My oldest daughter has a father that doesn't even want to meet her. I met my husband by fluke 5 months pregnant with her and we have 4 kids now and are wonderfully happy! I wish you the best!

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  12. How sweet!! Happy (belated!) fathers day to him!! xo

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  13. A good dad is really a treasure.

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  14. What a sweet post. I'm sure he know how much he's loved. I need to get some of those inflatable punching gloves. My kids would live those.

    Vintagehoneybee.blogspot.com

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  15. I've always admired lots of things about you and Johnny, but your relationship with your kids is right there at the top of the list. You're amazing parents. It was always fun to watch your interaction with Hope and while I never got to be around Poesy I'm sure she is just as precious, quirky and unique as her big sister.

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  16. I've always admired lots of things about you and Johnny, but your relationship with your kids is right there at the top of the list. You're amazing parents. It was always fun to watch your interaction with Hope and while I never got to be around Poesy I'm sure she is just as precious, quirky and unique as her big sister.

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  17. Just lovely!

    http://aclosetintellectual.blogspot.com/

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  18. this post definitely made me a little teary eyed. so touching

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  19. This is so sweet. I love that last picture of him and Poe. So beautiful that you two have such a great relationship with your daughters.

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  20. omg, it's been so long since i've seen sock em boppers!!!!!

    xoxo,
    meg

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  21. i totally love this honest post, katie!
    when i see the pictures of your husband and kids i know i want THIS kind of family one day. my dad is great but we didn't always get along very well. mostly because i am stubborn and so is he and sometimes him acting stubborn reminds me of myself and i promised i would never be like that. it is hart to explain, actually.

    anyways... johnny represents a new - loving - generation of fathers to me. and i hope my mr. will be that kind of father one day, too. i am actually pretty sure he will be <3

    you're my hero <3

    katja

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  22. What a great dad! Awesome Photos!!

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  23. I have to admit this brought a tear to my eye. Such a wonderful post, you have a beautiful family.

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  24. Your mister is such great dad to those kiddos, you can totally see it thru all of your photos as he looks like he beams with great pride to fill such shoes. He's truly a special one, happy day after father's day to your mister. :)

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  25. How did you two meet? I always like to hear how couples got together.

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  26. OMG! It's so much love!
    I wish all the happiness in the world for you and your pretty family
    xoxo

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  27. So sweet. And those photos are going to mean so much one day...not that they don't now. But when the girls grow up and have all those memories, it's going to mean the world to them.

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  28. this was really sweet. I hope one day I may find someone who allows me to have these same thoughts :)

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  29. You lucky girl, Katie! That man is yummy! :)

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  30. Beautiful post Katie. Step-parents are amazing people aren't they? Your fella looks very handsome & like a doting dad indeed :)

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  31. I spoken to my father for some years now - thank you for mentioning that you too have a less than perfect realtionship in that department. I always feel so utterly alone and, well odd. Thank you
    My what a hubby/daddy your man is :) I know if we had children my hubby would be fabulous but we've decided not too.
    Oh I just really liked this post xx

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  32. That was so honest and touching. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. Thanks for this, Katie.

    I didn't get along with my stepdad for years, but when I got married, it did really change our relationship. My real dad was such a terrible example of what I grew up with as a father, my stepdad is my "real dad" to me. I'm so sorry again about your stepdad. I'm so happy you were blessed with an amazing husband to be a great dad.

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  34. I hope everything is okay in your world, Katie! <3

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  35. Wow - not much moves me, but reading that just brought a tear to my eye. My two girls are blessed with a great dad and I think sometimes I take him a little for granted. So when I finish typing this I'm going to tell him how much I appreciate and love him. Thanks for a lovely post.

    Michelle x

    ps - we just got back from our travels and we put our one and a half year old in reigns whilst in the airport and they were a Godsend! Don't listen to the haters - you're a great mum!!

    Be blessed!!

    Michelle x

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  36. Great post and definitely good you posted it anyway ;)
    Love the pictures of your girls with their daddy!

    xo Sari

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  37. My husband is a good dad, but my father was not much of one at all, so I have a hard time on Father's day. He's improved over the years and I love him and forgive him, but it took him nearly 20 years before he became a good dad. . .by that time I was married. He was one of those people who was there. . but uninvolved in my life and my brothers' lives completely. . he was not a good man to be around so we would either try to get his attention because we wanted him to be proud of us or we would stay out of his way because. . .well he was in the Vietnam War and had a lot of PTSD problems he didn't tackle. It is really wonderful to see dads who care and are very heavily involved in their children's lives. It makes me thrilled to see dads who care. Seems like you have a good man (your husband) in your life who is a great father too.

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