Most people, when they meet my dad, are a little confused. He looks too young, and honestly, he is. At just 14 years my senior I often feel as though people are owed an explanation. My dad hates for me to have to explain, but I love telling the story and do so with pride. The truth is my dad adopted me when I was ten. He fell in love with my mom, a slightly older and totally awesome woman who had just gotten out of a very bad relationship. That relationship while ultimately toxic, wasn't all bad as it did produce two adorable girls (if I do say so myself). My dad didn't just fall in love with my mom, he fell in love with us, and at the ripe old age of 23 he became an amazing husband and father. As a special Father's Day gift I wrote him a post, one that thanks him for all he has done and honors all those other stepdads who have done the same. If you'd like to hear what my heart has to say on the subject of my dear not-so-old dad, head over to mom.me, and don't forget the tissues.
Wishing all the dads out there a very Happy Father's Day.