A Thank You to the men in my life

A Thank You to the men in my life

This Take picks up from the other myTake I wrote, the one thanking the women in my life. A Thank You to the women in my life Since I think it's due to also share my special thank yous to the most important men in my life, I wish to dedicate this little piece just to that.

- My father

A Thank You to the men in my life

It's difficult, very difficult to think about good reasons to thank you, given the very distant relationship we have had, and how we basically ignored each other for years, but in the recent times I've found many things to appreciate about you.
Many of them are practical skills, like your acumen and your talent in building up a business from scratch, and keeping it all afloat while being concerned about your employee's welfare, especially in a trying time like the one we are currently living.
I've been seeing a side of you I have never seen, and it makes me genuinely respect you.
And the way you have been treating me in the recent times, introducing me as your equal to workers and associates alike, that your choice for succession fell on me, and that you ask for my opinion regarding important decisions, make me dare to think you do consider me a worthy son?
Well, I do wish to thank you for all this.

- My stepfather

A Thank You to the men in my life

What to say?
You've been with me and my mother more than you probably should have, but for me honestly it would never be enough.
You loved her sincerely even when she really tested your patience and acceptance to the breaking point, and you loved me as if I was really your son. Even if you had a strong enmity with my father, you didn't take it out on me in any way. To you it didn't matter that I was your rival/enemy' son, but that I was the son the woman you loved.
My mother too was really happy with you, and I think that letting you go is probably one of her biggest regrets. You showed what a real relationship with someone her age and who really understood her was, and I think that's one of the things that changed her life for the better.
And even now that you have made yourself a new family, your family, you have left the door open for me and this is something I'll appreciate eternally.
For that, thank you.

- My father-in-law

A Thank You to the men in my life

We have developed a sincere bond and friendship. You are a bit of a shy man - and I can undestand that, givent the energic wive and daughter you have!
But under that shy exterior you are a really passionate and loving man, and the jokes you tell me are so good that I keep them to make associate and friends laugh.

''A man who's in love with the right woman is complete, a man who's in love with the wrong woman, is finished''

and

''What's the difference between Heaven and Hell? In Heaven...
the French are the cooks
the Germans are the engineers
the British are the police
the Swiss are the managers
the Italians are the lovers
In Hell...
the British are the cooks
the French are the managers
the Italians are the engineers
the Germans are the police
the Swiss are the lovers''


I always crack up at the last one because me being French-Italian and you being Swiss-Austrian, this joke hits us both! But there's not only that, there's also that deep friendship and sense of complicity that only men can have and that I experienced very little.
For your friendship and all the laughs, thank you.

There are also many other men, with whom I have established close and meaningful personalized relationships,that I'd like to mention, but this would get too long so I'll just make sure they'll know how grateful I am to them.

Thank you for reading!

A hug from me,
Jean

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  • pleasestopthis
    Being able to be thankful and recognize the good in others is definitely something very important and necessary. It's very nice that your stepdad kept the door open for you and loved you like you were his, he sounds like a remarkable man. Respect.
    Is this still revelant?

Most Helpful Guy

  • A day doesn't go by that I don't think of something my father or one of my uncles used to say. They don't make guys like that anymore.
    Is this still revelant?
    • That's a beautiful thought if I can say it.

    • exitseven

      Thank you for that. My father was a WW2 vet. He was a POW for 18 months. I had a customer whose father was also a POW so we decided we would take them out for lunch one day. They really hit it off and swapped stories that some were funny but a few were terrifying. My father and the other father were both of Italian decent so they really enjoyed our lunch.

    • exitseven

      Thank you for the MHO.😊😊😊

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  • What a nice heart felt thank you. Sounds like you were blessed with a great step father.
    Thanks for sharing💛😊
  • PaynefulPleasures
    Incredible ✌️A Thank You to the men in my life
    • Thank you for your kind words my friend, I wholeheartedly appreciate them!

    • You're a very sensible & sensitive man you're words are powerful so thank you my friend 🕊️

  • Itsroxxie
    Well written...
    Congrats on your new happiness...
  • Very nice mytake - good reading about men for a change!
  • cicadas
    Good job!
  • Marhaban-1
    How nice I feel quite sentimental
  • Anonymous
    What happened to you?
    You were so pessimist and destructive not many weeks ago.
    • You are right, but sometimes in life comes the moment to turn over to a fresh page!

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