Oh gosh, I almost forgot … I just had to share this – Saturday my parents and grandmother went on a picnic with my Daddy’s side of the family. Let me do a little explaining for those who are “new” here. Daddy is not my biological Father … but he is my Father, Dad, Pops, whatever you wish to call him. Some time this year we are even making it final and he is adopting me … at 28 years old can you believe it!!
Anyhow, his family has ALWAYS treated my Mom and I like outcasts of sorts. At my Nana’s (Daddy’s mamma) funeral I was introduced as his wifes daughter from a previous relationship … up until that point they had always be Aunt, Uncle, cousin etc. Not my Dad’s sister in law etc. Well Saturday at this lil picnic somehow priorities were brought up. I wasn’t there so I don’t know how it happened or even why. I do know that my Daddy said that his priorities were “wife, daughter, dogs, other people” … one of them turned to my Mom and said “Daughter?” … Mom said yes, she has ALWAYS been HIS daughter. Doncha just love it!!!
I know at my age it is a trivial thing to be grinning about but for 20+ years those people have never been there for my parents. Always looking down on them but made it abundantly clear if you were not BLOOD family you didn’t count. My dad told them otherwise. That is just too cool!! I love you Daddy!!! =)