He’s a Good Dude

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From the Heart, My Family, Steve

That’s usually what cops say about another cop they like. If you ask a guy about one of his partners and he tells you the guy is a good dude, then he probably is. It means he’s a good partner. He takes care of his calls, and works hard. He’s usually a good representative of the department. The term describes a guy who can get along with other people in the department, and just shows up, is smart, and catches bad guys with ease and efficiency. He’s usually the low maintenance guy that doesn’t bring drama to work. He’s just a good dude. You can’t go wrong with a good dude. Personally, I think it’s one of the nicest things to have said about you in that job.

My husband is a good dude.

He carries his weight, and he’s a great partner. He’s low maintenance and doesn’t add drama to our lives, he evens it out. He’s efficient, smart, takes care of his business, and works hard. I’m not sure how I found such a good dude.

One of the best things about my husband is his desire to grow and mature. He has never said, “This is the way I am, take it or leave it.” I’ve never met another man more willing to grow and develop as a person. The man I married 15 years ago isn’t the same man I’m married to today. He’s him, but better. He’s stronger, more mature, more giving of himself, more patient, more willing and wanting to be a part of our lives and we are more important to him. He wants to keep bringing more and more to the table and he works at it. He never stops learning and utilizing what he learns to become the man God designed him to be.

The other best thing about him is how he loves our kids. He always has time for all three of his girls. I don’t care if it’s money, time, moving furniture, or just living out an example of the kind of adult I’d like my kids to become. He is a wonderful father. When we got married, Steve came into a ready made family full of girls.  But the crazy thing is he’s flourished in this life with us. He’s embraced all of his ladies with gusto. He’s laughed at us and enjoyed all of our crazy antics. Having Emma brought him closer to Alix and Amanda by opening a place in his heart he didn’t even know was there.

I can’t tell you how many times our daughters tell me they love him or how cool he is. They’re so proud of who he is. I get texts from my older girls about how cute he is our what a bad ass he is, and Emma tells me daily how much she loves her daddy. He’s an amazing example of a regular person trying to be the best he can. He’s just a good dude.

He’s a wonderful husband and father, and for us girls, he’s irreplaceable.

Happy Father’s Day, Steve! Thank you for everything you do for us girls.

Happy Father's Day to my sweetheart!

Happy Father’s Day to my sweetheart!

 

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Just a girl, on a journey. Thankful for love, thankful for friends and family, and thankful for forgiveness. Full of passion, conviction and hope.

2 thoughts on “He’s a Good Dude”

  1. Leo says:

    Happy Father’s Day Steve. I agree with Kelley. You are a good dude.

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