It’s that time of the year that always makes me feel grateful to have so many incredible fathers around me. I know that you should feel grateful all of the time, but today reminds me that life is too short to hold grudges, it’s too short to not be enjoying our lives and it’s too short to forget that there are these incredible people around us who loves us, care about us and support us through all of our difficult times.
Words cannot describe how wonderful my dad is, we have had some real roller coasters over the last few years, we argue, we sometimes say things that we don’t mean, but overall he has been a fabulous dad. I don’t get to see him as much as I would like, I can’t go round the corner and have a cup of tea with him, but I do know that if I ever needed anything he would be there by my side no matter what.
I do miss him a lot, like when I speak to him on the phone sometimes all I want to do is have a cuddle with him and just not move for a while, but I know I will see him in a couple of weeks time and I will finally get my cuddle!
This photo is from my wedding and my stepdad has been an incredible rock for me, when I have a tearful moment and he knows I’m upset he gives me the tightest cuddle ever. I honestly have no idea what I’d do without him sometimes, he was one of the first people besides my driving instructor to take me driving, I stalled a couple of times, but he remained calm and told me that I could do this.
Words will never be able to describe how lucky I am to have a stepdad like Andy, he has 5 other wonderful children and he still has time to be a dad to them and be there for me, he is superdad!
My Grandad (on my mum’s side)
I never got to meet my biological Grandad as he died when my mum was 11, but that doesn’t mean he was ever forgotten, oh no I was told so many stories by my Nan (pictured in this photo) about the wonderful man that he was, the way he was an amazing father to my mother, the way he was when he was in the Navy and his travels on his motorbike. Even though I never got to meet this fabulous man, I know that he is watching over me and supporting me through my life.
MY GRANDAD (that was with my mum’s mum)
Growing up like I said I never knew my biological Grandad, however, my Nan did have a relationship with someone else, my Grandad Hubert, he was a wonderful man, I remember waking up in the morning and he used to have to do one of those blood tests so I used to say Grandad it’s time to test your blood, he’d have his cup of tea and then see me off to school. When he died it hurt a lot, because it was losing another Grandad I missed him so much especially a sit was very quiet around my Nan’s House when he left, but I know he is watching over me.
my grandad (on my dad’s side)
This man is my absolute hero, he has been through so much in his life I can’t begin to understand how he has managed it yet he is still going strong, he had a brain tumour years ago and also had a triple heart bypass, and still will walk around 4 miles a day and still wants to get up a ladder to paint. My grandparents have been 60 years (back in March)and they still love each other so much, the way my grandad cared for my Nan when she had a perforated womb, through her surgery and still did the hour round trip to visit her. He is one of the kindest most caring people ever.
My father in law
My father in law has to be one of the funniest and kindest people I know, he is as mad as a box of frogs, he has a very infectious laugh and he is always there trying to make other people smile and cheer them up. He has been one of my biggest supporters when it comes to my blog, he comes up with wonderful ideas for posts, shares my blog, and is a regular reader. I am one of the luckiest people to have in laws like mine, they have been a fabulous support system through everything that I’ve done and I have no idea what my life would be like without them.