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I met him on a blind date, and we have had fun since then. We met at a Spur (nogals!)! Because I had my eldest with me; who was 8 at the time... Spur is a steak/hamburger franchise in South Africa - very popular with families - but you always feel afterwards that you should have gone somewhere else. (The food is extremely greasy.) But they have a kiddies play area, and that scores big time with children AND parents!
He did not flinch once to take on my daughter, and wanted to be involved from the start. The Student also started to call him Dad D when she was 15, and that says a lot! Especially for a teen...
I have a younger husband who loves going out and doing things and always game for the fun stuff. D is always game for hiking and mountain climbing and abseiling. Not that we have done lots of these activities lately (insert "life"), but we are planning to do it again… Definitely! (DEFINITELY! Definitely! Hopeful smile)
Hubby helps with everything, and even more. We are getting treated with the most wonderful dishes that he instinctively conjures up. (I can’t do it - I have to use my same known recipes again and again, or I need guidance from a recipe book.) He just whips it up! No wonder we are struggling with the weight! (Smile) He also caters for my vegetarian lifestyle now for six years already, and always adds the extra mushroom (or something) and cooks the meat for him and the two girls.
He is a wonderful partner with regards the two daughters. He helps with both daughters, and they can ask him to help with anything. From broken cars to building projects for school. Dries is a wonderful father who does his share!
It is a blessing to have an involved father AND who contributes financially. Things like this should not even be mentioned, but I come from a previous life where it was not as logical.
Thanks, D, for being a fantastic husband and father!