Monday, June 18, 2012

Wonderful Fathers and Link Up

The older I get, the more I realize how blessed I am to have such wonderful men in my life.  I don't know why the Lord chose to give them to me, but I am so thankful he did.  I'll start with my amazing Daddy.  He has always worked his tail off to provide for our family while still making quality time together a priority.  Something that I now realize is very difficult to balance.  I could go on for hours talking about all of the wonderful memories we have.  Just like it is now, you never knew what our Saturdays would hold.  From working together in the yard (code for playing in the sprinklers), to going to the movies, to spontaneous trips to Canton for first Monday Trade Days it was always family time and I LOVED that.  I don't think we ever had a summer that we didn't take a family vacation of some sort.  Disneyworld, Branson, Arlington, Myrtle Beach, and Colorado are just a few of the places we have visited.  We always drove and we still talk about how the road trip was part of what made the trips so much fun.  This was back in the day before portable DVD players so Dad would rig up a small TV and VCR so we could watch movies on the trip.  He says he can quote all of "Wild America" because we watched it so many times on the road.  My Daddy has taught me so much about life such as being respectful of other's time, the value of a penny, and never giving up.  He sure did set the bar high for the man I would some day marry by being such a good example of a Godly husband and father.  He is also the best Tata ever to Kadynce.  The way they play and play for hours makes this Mommy's heart swell with so much joy.  I love you Daddy!

Of course my Dad would not be the man he is without the influence of my incredible Granddaddy.  You see, I was his only girl and I loved being his girl.  He taught me to fish, shoot guns, and drive a standard WAY before I was 16.  Some may say I'm stubborn and they blame it on "those Cummings genes" but I say we just know what we want ;)  I love watching Granddaddy with Kadynce.  It seems like just yesterday that I was the one he was carrying around getting into some sort of trouble lol.  I love you Granddaddy.

Kadynce also has 3 great-grandfathers in heaven waiting to meet us some day.  While I have never had the chance to meet them I am so thankful for the legacy that they have left.  All 3 of them were Godly men that cared so much for their family and instilled values that are still showing today.

Last, but not least is my amazing husband.  I am actually going to write a special post just for him very soon.  I am so thankful for the Daddy he is to our babies and the husband he is to me.  So many days I feel blessed beyond words.  I am thankful for his Dad as well because I know he set a great example.

Please link up below for this week's Wonderfully Made Link Up.  This is for any of you that have had or are currently facing a negative prenatal diagnosis.  To read our Isaac's story click the link above.

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