Greetings and salutations, I know I promised to explain some things from my last blog in this edition of wackiness but yall are going to have to be a little more patient because I'm still not quite sure I can explain some of those things just yet, but don't worry I promise to have some answers soon.
Anyways on to the point of my present blog. The guy in the photo is my step-dad, I couldn't have done much better as far as step-parents go and I could have done a lot worse. It wasn't until this last year that I realized how truly fortunate I am to have such an incredibly compassionate and understanding human being to have as a step-dad. Oh sure he's a little rough around the edges and lacks patience with my stubborness sometimes but I have learned a lot of valuable and intangible lessons from this fine man.
When I was growing up I didn't have a lot of strong, solid, trustworthy male figures to look up to and to learn from at a time in my life when all boys need such role-models, but my step-dad has tried to be that in the time that I have known him. Sure he's made his fair share of mistakes but he's done quite well for a man who has never had kids and before he married my mom hadn't spent a lot of time around kids. He has done the best that he can do to support and help my sister and I, and his best is pretty darn good.
Though my pride will never allow me to admit this to him, I thank God everyday that He put my step-dad in my familiy's life. I also pray that I might someday become half the husband, father, and grandfather I consider him to be. Because he has taught me how to be a devoted and loving husband, a patient and understanding father, and a compassionate and prayerful grandfather. Those are the things he has taught me and those are the things I will carry around with me long after he leaves this life. I hope he realizes how truly grateful I am for him. I guess it really is true what they say, "everyone can be a father, only a select few can be dads." This guy not only turned out to be a dad, he turned out to be a hero.
I hope that all of you may be so fortunate to find a hero like I did.
Until next time keep smiling and may God richly bless ya.