There is so much to love about February like it being a month away from spring, the month of one of my favorite president’s birthday, black history month and (drum roll please) my step-dad’s birthday. My step-dad is one of the greatest people that I know.
I love my step-dad I really do. There are so many reasons why I appreciate him. My step-dad has been in my life every since I was about ten years old. He always helped my mom to make things happen. My mother and step-dad had no children together but he treated us like his own. When my mother became sick he never left her side.
In 1997 my mother passed away from cancer. The funeral that my mother had was loaded with people who told my sisters and I that they had our backs. As time went on the people at the funeral faded away but step-dad stayed. My step-dad never went anywhere he’s always been there for my sisters and I.
My step-dad still talks a lot about my mother even though she has been gone twenty years. I love one of the stories that he tells me one year my sisters and I wanted bikes. He told my mom maybe they should get two bikes but my mother told him if all of us can’t get a bike then no one can. When my sisters and I woke up on Christmas day there were four bikes by the tree one for each of us.
I value my step-dad very much and pray that God blesses him with many more birthdays. In today’s society it’s a treasure to find a person who values you and your children without motives. My step-dad is a really great dad and I am so glad that I am blessed to have him in my life.