Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Day 17 of 26 Days of Thanks

Day 17

Today I am thankful for my new stepdad.

I might need to get a tissue here...hold on...got it...

Since my mom was 40 years old she's been a widow. I had hoped and prayed that she would find someone very special to remarry...but time passed and no one "that" special filled that spot in her life.

Back in the spring when I first heard about Tom (Pop to my kids) I knew he must be something special. First because of this high pitch little thing in my mom's voice every time we talked on the phone...but then later because I could NEVER get her on the phone. She was always out doing something crazy...four wheeling, tubing, motorcycle riding....and fun. She was laughing...I mean really laughing...gut laughing...for the first time in years. She was being a little irresponsible (yes...remember how it is to be in love). Andy (my brother) and I had to scold her more than once for not checking in with us. I mean...it's been almost 20 years since we didn't know most of her every moves!

Tom...he's everything I had hoped she would find. Loving, fun, kind, concerned, giving, a good father to his kids, laughs easy, smiles often, loves God and more and more and more.

God certainly knew what my often-too-serious mother (sorry..it's true) needed. Tom has filled a place in each of our hearts that we never knew was missing. I am so glad to have him as part of our family.


Thank you Lord for knowing what we need when we don't even know ourselves!


Kathy said...

I love it! I am so happy for your Mom. What fun they must be having. God is so good to give your Mom and your family this gift! May your tissue boxes stay empty over this one! : )

Red Writing said...

Made me grab a tissue too.. I am also so very happy for your mom and admire her too. HOpe they have many more anniversaries to celebrate!

Heart2Heart said...


My step dad definitely made up for more of the short comings of my own dad and I came to love him even more.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

westover girl said...

I am glad for your mother. I am sure knowing your mother is happy and well loved gives you peace of mind and makes you happy. My father has remarried and he found a really wonderful lady. It's important to the children..even adult children that their parents are happy. Your story brought tears to my eyes.