Happy Father’s Day

Every week I participate in “Stream of Consciousness Sunday”, hosted by Fadra of AllThingsFadra.com. The idea is to type for 5 minutes, a brain dump of sorts, and then to publish without editing the writing at all.

Nearly two years ago, a wonderful man, who I had known and loved since high school, decided to become the stepfather to my two daughters. He has proven to be a fantastic father, full of infinite patience and a way of looking at things that really makes the girls think.

They adore him, top to bottom. They don’t like it when he’s not there to tuck them in at night. They complain when he’s at work for too many days in a row, because they want to see him. They love that he plays with them, becoming a child with them while running on the playground or hunting fireflies or tree frogs in the yard. He has taught them to fish, to draw and color their drawings with shadows and color shading, “like a real artist”, as Addah puts it.

Our lives would be very different if we did not have David. He is the best husband I could have ever hoped for, putting up with my bouts of crazy like no one else ever has. I am so proud to know that my girls have a positive male role model, a man on which they can model their future relationships with men.

We love you David. Happy Father’s Day to you!

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I'm Heather, a married mama of two teen girls, a stillborn baby girl (7/1/12), and a sweet and wild preschool girl (4/2/14). I've been blogging at The Destiny Manifest since 2001. I like to write about appreciating all of the beautiful little things that surround us, particularly in the face of grief, infant loss and mental health issues. Every day is an adventure!

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