Silver linings...

Dads and daughters…

** This is a sponsored post brought to you by Gifts Less Ordinary. The opinions are completely my own. **

As Father’s Day approaches I can’t help but feel grateful that I’ve had two dads in my life… My dad was a young 19 when I came into the world and I quickly became a daddy’s girl. My mom remarried a wonderful man when I was a teenager and he accepted me into his heart just as if I’d always been his daughter… I know I am blessed to have had the chance to have two fathers love me unconditionally…

Me with my beautiful Mama and my Daddy in the 1970’s

When I was a little girl I wanted to go everywhere with my dad. We frequented places like tire shops and car repair and to this day walking into and smelling that distinctive tire smell at one of these shops reminds me of when I was a little girl and makes me smile. I used to love tinkering in the garage with my dad as he worked on projects and he’d always pretend I was a good helper even though in retrospect I was probably in the way! 🙂 I remember the joy of sitting at a stool in his workshop and I’d make creations out of my empty bubble containers  and drilling in screws and other tools to make little people… I just found joy in being with my daddy.

My wonderful stepdad with my Mama and my boys.

My stepdad was lost to us several years back due to a fight with cancer but his love stays with me… During one of his many hospital stays, he reached out to me while my mom went to get something. He held my hand and told me he was so blessed to have me as a daughter and to always believe in myself… He told me that he was so proud of the woman and mother I had become and that he just knows I will go far. How lucky am I to have been loved so much by a father who did not have to be a father to me but yet chose to….

I’d love to hear from my readers…. what is one memory you hold dear from your father?

Don’t forget to honor dad in a few weeks for Fathers’ Day! Call him up, send him a card and pick out a little something just to say “Thanks Dad!” I found the cutest items for Father’s Day  at They have so many perfect gifts to help show your dad just what he means to you….

They have such a cute and fun selection to show your dad just how important he is to you!

They have everything from personalized  pillows to monogrammed cocktail shakers!

I absolutely adore this cute baby outfit for my adorable niece to wear on this, my baby brothers first Father’s Day! 

Perfect for any Man Cave is this adorable sign!

I hope you all have a blessed and wonderful Father’s Day with your dads and father figures you are blessed to have in your life!

Much Love, 

Shell Maria, The Sun Mama