Some people say you marry a man who reminds you of your own father. This isn't in any gross Freudian way and it is absolutely not a proven theory. Some people may marry the exact opposite.
I thought I did in some ways, but as I grew up with my husband, I realized I married someone like my dad. As most of you know, I met my husband when I was 16.
They are patient.
They may roll their eyes and say funny things, but they ultimately take our nagging and our dramatics in stride. (Sorry mom, you know it!)
They are hardworking.
They will put in the hours needed to do it the right way the first time. Both are computer oriented engineers which means they are both very organized (in most things) and logic driven. Both work jobs to keep their families comfortable but also put in the time and work with their family. I appreciate their hard work!
They aren't wimpy about anything.
They aren't scared of bugs, love being outdoors, and can lift heavy things. They aren't worried about getting dirty and absolutely leave girly things like shopping to us girls.
They are chivalrous.
They will always open a door for you and put us girls first.
They clean up well.
I mean really...
They know when to say the right thing.
They aren't overly affectionate but they know when to be. They will say I love you at just the right moment, give you a hug when you need it most, and quite honestly I will never forget my dad's incredible speech at my wedding. It was perfect.
They love me.
So thank you Dad for being an incredible role model and one with many qualities that a father should have. Whether I was conscious of it or not, you showed me what to look for in a man to marry. I think I did pretty good!
Happy Father's Day!