I’ve been very blessed in my life to have 2 great dads. My birth father, Calvin, spent many {many} years in the Navy and my step-father, Dan, also spent years in the Navy. Both of them instilled in me a strong work ethic and the understanding that nothing in life is free. If you aren’t willing to work for it – you likely are undeserving of receiving it.

These are some of my favorite photos of my dad…

Dad Collage (1)

And some of my favorite photos of Dan…

Dan Collage (1)

Each photo of them (or with them) holds a special memory in my heart. When I look at them I can remember times that we had together and can envision it as if it were yesterday. As we all get older, and memories fade, it is so wonderful to have these photos to look back on.  I know that one day we will all look at them and not be able to remember the whens, whats and wheres about them…but until that time I will cherish every minute I have being blessed enough to say that I have 2 fathers in my life.

I hope to never forget the love they have shown me and the encouragement they have given me over the years.

Do you have any special memories with your dad?

I’m joining Crossroads Media Hub and some blogging friends of mine in the 30 Days of Writing Prompts – June 2014. I am not promising a post every single day, but you never know. There are some fun prompts on the list. Want to join the fun? Why don’t you!? It’s the perfect way to get back into writing if you’ve been stuck for ideas, fun to read what others write about the same subject…and, well, just fun in general!