Originally published June 19, 2011
How lucky am I? I have an amazing partner in parenting. Chuck is loving, patient, strong, Godly and calm in an emergency. It's almost as if God has been raising him up for this job all his life (of course)! Not only can Chuck handle medications, therapies, procedures and special programs; but he is good with Shelby too! Along with learning to care for Shelby, this Dynamite Daddy has had to learn to handle my stresses, anxieties, and poor coping mechanisms. And he does it all with compassion and understanding. His encouraging words and his strong arms are always waiting for the girls and me. I am so thankful to God for giving me this husband and Daddy to our children.
I am also blessed to have my Papa. He loved me well and now he loves Shelby and Allie too. This picture of him holding Shelby brings back so many memories. I continued to crawl up in his lap - just like that well - into high school. His strong, sometimes silent love leads our family. He has always said, "Papa loves his girls!" Well, his girls love Papa too.
Happy Father's Day to the men in my life!