When our daughters choose the man to spend the rest of their lives with, they are bringing along a whole additional set of baggage, which includes another entire family. We’ve been blessed with two sons in law and they are as different as the two women they married, but they are perfect for each of them.
Our first born decided to marry her husband after only a few weeks of dating. It was a match that suited both of them. They were both quiet, contemplative, compassionate and followed all the rules. Since our family is known to be rather outgoing, I was almost afraid we scared him away with our bold and sometimes over confident behavior. He managed to grow used to us and has proven to be a wonderful dad to our two grandsons and husband to our daughter.
Our third child was more of a free spirit, yet one with solid values and a good Christian base. The man she chose is funny, hard working, dedicated to his family, willing to help others and did I mention funny. The blend of their two personalities has created a lovely young woman of sixteen who shares the same strong will as her parents. We call her granddaughter. This marriage took a little longer to happen, but it has weathered the test of time.
We always hope that our children will find the same kind of happiness we’ve experienced in our marriage. They’ve grown up realizing the importance of having a strong male role model along with a faith in God that will sustain them through all trials and obstacles along the way. We are truly blessed to have these men in our lives. Each of them has strong family ties. They have fantastic work ethics. They love their wives and children. They are available to help us when they can. They have become so much a part of our family that we don’t think of them of in-laws.
As tomorrow is a day to celebrate dads, I’d like to thank God for giving our daughters husbands that fill the bill completely. They have accepted our family as theirs. They’ve inherited us along with our daughters. They know that they are deeply loved and appreciated by us. Happy Father’s Day to our two additional sons.