Almost every man has the ability to be a father, but it takes a very special man to fill the role of stepdad. Stepdads are in a child’s life because they want to be. They have no legal or financial obligation. Stepdads, often times, provide more support, love, encouragement, and guidance than the biological parent.

From the very beginning my husband always referred to the children as “our” kids. That small phrase has always meant more to me than words can ever begin to describe. When two people share such a strong beautiful love it makes it easy for it to overflow to include the children involved. I realize that I am one of the luckiest women in the world to have the never ending, true love of my husband but the people that it truly benefits are my children.

My husband, their step dad, has been such an awesome model of acceptance and love. He provides a remarkable example of what it means to be a man and husband and what it really means to be a family. Having Doug in our lives has made such a difference for the children and the way they approach life. They are more confident, adjusted, and secure. There is a peace about them that was not there before we became a family.

We are always talking about how being a mom is the most difficult job there is. While this is certainly true, I would have to say that being a step dad is right up there at the top of the list. My husband has been one of the most loving and supportive people to ever come into the children’s lives.

Father’s Day is just one day out of the year to show all of the dads in our lives how much they are loved an appreciated. HAPPY FATHER’S DAY to all the great dads, stepdads, grandpas, and any man that fills the ever important shoes of the role of a father to any child. It is one of the most important things you will ever do!

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