Like Father, Like…Husband

They always say you wind up marrying a man like your father.

I never believed it until I met and married Mista.

My dad is the coolest, calmest most laid back man you could ever meet. He cares deeply for the people he loves, has a hard time showing it, but you know it when you are one of those people.

He would do anything for you if it meant it would bring you happiness. He is selfless and giving and never puts himself first.

When Dad laughs you can’t help but laugh right along with him because his giggle in infectious and his eyes always tear up when he laughs too hard…just like me.

As soft and gentle as he is, don’t mess with him. He’ll bring you down if he has to. Especially when it comes to his daughter! He’s one tough cookie and was known to be a real “bad boy” when he was a teenager. Ooh, he was so cute!

I always admired him. Always. I have always felt a certain comfort knowing he had my back and I always knew I was safe. He protected me, sheltered me (a little too much) but allowed me to grow as an independent woman. Even today, I know I can go to Dad with anything troubling me and he’ll be there to help. And hug.

He was a Mother and a Father to me for most of my life and I cherish his strength and perseverance even in the hardest of times.

He was the role model I followed when it came to finding my husband. Yes, I bumped into a bunch of ‘Bad Boys’ in my day too, but ultimately I married a man that has all of Dad’s best qualities and more.

Mista is gentle and kind and sarcastic as hell. He is smart as a whip and sassy and extremely loving.

He would do anything in this world to make me and Stinkfoot happy. He is selfless and giving and wishes the world for “his girls”. Whatever it is we need, he provides…no questions asked.

Mista is a hard worker for his girls and shows us love and affection a thousand times over to make sure we know he loves us.

He respects us as women and would never mistreat us. He shows Stinks the right way to treat a woman by being kind and gentle and caring to her mother. We have him as a provider, protector, soul mate and father and we are the two luckiest ladies ever.

My two men are not exactly the same, but their motives for doing things and their gigantic hearts are quite similar. How did I get so lucky? To have such wonderful men in my life? To be able to show Stinkfoot how a true “man” should behave? To let her grow up with the best male role models the world can give her? How did we get so lucky?

Happy Father’s Day to the two most important men in our lives. Daddy “Papa” and Mista. We love you both dearly.

Happy Father’s Day to all the Daddies out there from Janet and Stinkfoot at Dancing Through!

Father’s day is a time to love and remember the men in our lives. Take time to let them know you are thinking of them today. Whether they are here with you on this earth or in your heart, hug them today. Stinkfoot and I are lucky to have such positive men in our lives.

Thank you also to Jenn for letting me share my Father’s Day tribute here at Quarter Rest. Go read her post today at Janet and Stinkfoot’s Blog Dancing Through.

The exchanging of the blog is such a fun way to meet new people and I appreciate this time at The Blog Exchange. Also, a special thank you to Kristen at Motherhood Uncensored for creating such a wonderful place to share our thoughts.

9 responses to “Like Father, Like…Husband

  1. hey this was really nice to read…thanks for this wonderful post…it was great going through this…will surely come back for some more interesting stuff!!!!

  2. Thank you so much Jenn…
    This was fun.

    It was so nice to work with you too..

    Hope we get to do it again soon!

  3. This is a lovely post and I share this sentiment deeply. It sounds like your “men” are indeed some of the great ones. Good reason to celebrate!

  4. Amen to that. My husband is an amazing man and father just like my dad was. I think we must search for similar qualities.

    The funny thing is that my mom has also said hubby reminds her of my Dad in some ways.

    I’m glad you have two exceptional men also

  5. I never knew my own father but always hoped he was something like the man I married. Great post.

  6. To have two terrific men in your life is truly wonderful. Horay!

  7. How blessed you are, Janet, to have such a wonderful relationship with your own father and your husband. Nice post.

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