I just want to wish all the dads, grandads, soon-to-be dads a very happy Father's Day!!
There is one father in particular that I would like to mention.... my dearest husband Bill.
Isn't he just so handsome? =)
|Generations of Shewbridge Men|
Bill raised two children of his own by the time I met him and they are both wonderful people, just like he is... which he got from his father, a super sweet man who wrote the best love letters. I only wish I had gotten to meet him before he passed away.
Then, after having raised his own children, he married me... a single mother with two very young children: Nikolaus was in 2nd grade and Alexander was just starting Kindergarten. He took on all this responsibility without complaining and lovingly helped me raise our boys into the fine young men they are today. They still call him Pop and have shared some great times with him and he was always there for them. He went to every school concert, parents night, ornament night, everything - even when the boys biological father didn't. Bill was there when Nikolaus graduated from Army Basic Training as the soldier of the cycle - top in his class.
|Bill and Nikolaus at Army Basic Graduation|
|Father's Day Tie from Nik, age 7|
Bill wore it ALL day at work!
|Alex finally got taller than Bill.|
|Nikolaus, Lorie & Alexander|
As always, I ask that you keep in mind those who are serving our country and cannot be with the ones they love so that we enjoy freedom and safety. Remember them today along with their families with hopes that they will ALL return home safe and sound.