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'You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth' Khalil Gibran.

This is Iris with my mum and my mum's husband. He's been in our lives for about 7 years now. I was an adult when he entered my life and because of that I feel like I can't refer to him as 'my dad' but in all the ways a girl could need her dad this man has stepped up. He's been there for me through thick and thin. He's held my hand throughout a fair few mental health challenges, he's listened, he's talked and he's understood but most importantly he has embraced my daughter with a love that goes beyond the boundaries of 'mum's husband'. He's her Papa...he's our Papa and we'd be lost without him.

Papa is currently in Australia for a month, he's out there visiting his daughter who lives there. Iris is constantly asking for Papa and walks round holding a picture of him. She loves him dearly and he loves her too, so much so he was pricing up a flight home half way through his stay. He can't wait to see his 'little Iris' and I am so excited to see her reaction when she sees him again!

Thanks for reading,
Katrina Fox UK Family, Parenting, Autism and Mental Health Blogger
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1 comment:

  1. Oh he sounds wonderful! Most of my family aren't family by blood and they all mean so much to me. I loved this post x


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