Thursday, April 16, 2009

Thankful Thursday - My husband

A friend of mine is dealing with child support issues and since I am an expert, unfortunately, on how to file and where to go and who to see for child support related issues I have been showing her around town lately. In doing this and helping her get her case set up with the right departments it has caused me to reflect on my own long-term battle with my ex over child support. However since this is a THANKFUL Thursday post, I am not going to dwell on that aspect...instead I would like to concentrate on something more near and dear to my heart.
My husband!!!
I am so thankful for my dear husband! When we got married 14 years ago, he took on the financial and parental responsibility of my 3 children from my previous marriage as well as paying child support for his 2 children from a previous marriage...and then we had our son together. Through 14 years of marriage he has always treated "my" children as his own, loving them and giving to them anything they wanted (within reason of course.) I can't express my appreciation enough for his unselfish, giving nature when it comes to "my" children.

I hear horror stories of blended families where one parent treats the other spouse's children unfairly and I am so thankful I did not have to deal with that. I had a loving father figure in my children's live who was concerned about their well-being and treated them fairly, loved them completely and punished them as needed.

Now that "my" children have started having children of their own, my sweet husband is known to our grandchildren as Pops...and those babies love their Pops dearly.

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Staci said...

Sounds like a wonderful person to be thankful for!

MOMSWEB said...

The good days definitely outweigh the bad. Gotta love those men of ours!