Dear Dad, I Hope I Marry Someone Just Like You

Dear Dad, I Hope I Marry Someone Just Like You

Why I hope my future husband is just like my dad.
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With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I have been thinking a lot about what I am thankful for. I have a great family, friends, job, the opportunity to attend college, the list goes on and on.

After I got off the phone with my Dad the other day it really hit me, I have a great Dad and am very thankful for him. He’s not just a great Dad in general, but a great man and one that I truly look up to. In fact, I hope my future husband is a lot like him.

My Mom and Dad have been married 26 years, that’s a long time. And even after 26 years, he is still infatuated with her and treats her like a princess every day. I feel like after being with someone for that long it would be very easy to become complacent and too comfortable, but not my Dad!

He still opens every door for her, calls her beautiful on a daily basis, and does anything he can to make her genuinely happy. Maybe he has really bought into the phrase, “Happy wife, happy life” but even so, he does a great job at it.

Another quality that I admire about him is that he can fix anything. Physically and mentally he can do it all. He has built houses that we’ve lived in, renovated every room in the house to my Mom’s liking, fixed my car on multiple occasions, and saved my softball swing whenever I was in a slump.

I also feel like he fine tunes my mind when it needs it most. He can calm me down and make me look at any situation with a positive mindset better than anyone I know. My Dad just gets me! He can play the husband, dad, plumber, electrician, contractor, mechanic, and occasionally even psychiatrist--he does it all.

If you haven’t figured it out by now, my Dad has done a lot in his life and that brings me to my next point. He is the hardest working person I know. He has done whatever was required, and then some, to make sure our family had everything they needed, no matter how many hours it took. When I was growing up he would work 50-60 hours a week at his job and still get in the car each night and drive me to a far away softball practice. Now, he works a similar schedule but comes home and renovates our house and plays handyman by night. This man is not afraid to get his hands dirty.

Finally, as simple as this is, it means the world to me-- when I call, he answers, no matter what. Whenever I have to fill out an information card and it asks to put down an emergency contact, I know who I can count on, Dad!

He would definitely answer his phone if something was wrong. The other day I called him while he was at work to talk about something non-important and he answered on one of the first rings, but I could hear background noise.

He asked me how I was doing and what I was up to, then I inquired about all the noise. He replied that he was currently under a dish machine trying to fix a restaurant’s dish problems and that if I was okay at the moment, he would give me a call back when he was done.

My Dad is on the floor under a huge commercial dish machine and still answers my phone call! I would never have expected him to answer under the circumstances, but he sure did. So I don’t want to hear any excuses from people as to why they missed my call, if my Dad can answer while laying under a dish machine, they can answer me too. Good job Mom, you picked a good one!

Well Dad, thank you. You have set the bar extremely high for any man that I encounter, but there probably will never be one that is as great as you. I love you and will always be your little girl.

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16 Wedding Gifts Under $50 That'll Have Any Wedding Guest Say 'I Do'

Because being on a budget doesn't mean you have to arrive at a wedding empty-handed.

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If you're on a budget but have a wedding to go to, it can be hard to find an affordable wedding gift you can buy for the bride and groom. You don't want to show up empty-handed, but you also don't want to spend an arm and a leg on a gift when there are plenty of other people attending who are better off affording certain items. (A good rule of thumb? Always try to "pay for your plate" — or the cost of what the bride and groom likely paid for you to be there.)

Most of the time, there are lots of things you can find on a registry under $50. Whether it be towels, a waffle maker or oven mitts, you can usually find SOMETHING in your price range. If not, this list is for you.

Brides-to-be: Here is a list of things to add to your wedding registry for your broke AF friends.

Broke friends: Here is a list of things to get if everything on your friend's list is way out of your price range.

1. Personalized cutting board

Personalized Cutting Board, 12 Designs & 3 Sizes, Bamboo Cutting Board, Wedding Gifts for Couple, Housewarming Gift & Kitchen Sign - Butcher Block Inlay Board #G

2. Cookbook

The Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook, Gift Edition: 650 Recipes for Everything You'll Ever Want to Make

3. Meat and cheese board

Bamboo Cheese Board and Knife Set - Charcuterie Board Set for Cheese Platter. Wood Serving Tray For Wine, Meat, Appetizers, Snacks - Entertaining Kitchenware Gift Ideas for Wedding and Housewarming

4. Handheld vacuum

Handheld Vacuum Cordless, HUNLEE 5KPA Powerful Suction Hand Vacuum Cordless Cleaner Rechargeable Hand Vac with 2.5h Quick Charge, Lightweight Hand Held Vacuum Cordless for Home and Car Cleaning

5. Carry on

COOLIFE Luggage Expandable(only 28") Suitcase PC+ABS Spinner 20in 24in 28in Carry on (White Grid New, S(20in)_Carry on)

6. Blender

NutriBullet NBR-1201 12-Piece High-Speed Blender/Mixer System, Gray (600 Watts)

7. Crock-Pot

Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S-A 6-Quart Cook & Carry Programmable Slow Cooker with Digital Timer Stainless Steel

8. Bathroom towels

Luxury Hotel & Spa Bath Towel 100% Genuine Turkish Cotton, 27" x 54", Set of 4, White

9. Waffle maker

Cuisinart WAF-F10 Belgian Waffle Maker, Stainless Steel

10. Tools

DEKOPRO 128 Piece Tool Set-General Household Hand Tool Kit, Auto Repair Tool Set, with Plastic Toolbox Storage Case

11. Kitchen tools

Stainless Steel Kitchen Utensil Set - 29 Cooking Utensils - Nonstick Kitchen Utensils Cookware Set with Spatula - Best Kitchen Gadgets Kitchen Tool Set Gift by HomeHero

12. Baking dishes

Staub Ceramic 2-pc Rectangular Baking Dish Set - Rustic Red

13. Kitchen Towels

The Weaver's Blend Set of 3 Kitchen Towels + 3 Dish Cloths, Basket Weave, 100% Cotton, Absorbent, Size 28"x18" and 12'x12", Yellow Stripe, Kitchen Towels and Dish Cloths

14. Cute AF oven mitts

RED LMLDETA Oven Mitts Set of 2 with Transparent Clear Silicone Shell and Nice Dog Printing Cotton Lining, Heat Resistant to 500 F Kitchen Oven Gloves Pot Holder for Cooking (Blue)

15. Kitchen knife

J.A. Henckels International CLASSIC 8" Chef's Knife

16. Pizza cutter

16" Pizza Cutter by Kitchenstar | Sharp Stainless Steel Slicer Knife - Rocker Style w Blade Cover | Chop and Slices Perfect Portions + Dishwasher Safe - Premium Pizza Accessories

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10 Bible Quotes For The Engaged Couple That Can't Wait To Say 'I Do'

Make some room for Jesus in your head that's full of wedding bells.

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Getting engaged is one of the most exciting experiences in a person's life. The whole world finally has more of an understanding of how deep and unconditional your love is for each other. After all, you have officially promised to spend the rest of eternity with that special person!

For many Christians, getting engaged is also a time for the couple to seek religious guidance.

Here are 10 Bible quotes that any couple anxious to say "I Do" should read.

1. 2 Corinthians 4:18

"So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."

2. 1 Corinthians 13: 4-5

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs."

3. Isaiah 62:5

"As a young man marries a young woman, so will your Builder marry you; as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so will your God rejoice over you."

4. Matthew 19:6

"What God has joined together let no man put asunder."

5. Romans 12:9-10

"Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honour one another above yourselves."

6. Proverbs 31:10-11


"An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain."

7. John 15:12

"My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you."

8. Mark 10:7-8

"For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one flesh."

9. Proverbs 18:22

"He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favour from the Lord."

10. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10


"Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up."

Congratulations on your engagement, and remember to keep God close by for every step of the way.

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