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The Best Compliments I Have Received From My Family

I was reflecting a few days ago on how blessed I have been in my life. God has given me a terrific family, and I try really hard not to take them for granted. I also realized that I have heard some terrific things from them over the years. I pray that you get to hear this kind of stuff from your own loved ones.



COMPLIMENT #1


"You have become the man that I always knew you could be when we first met."


My wife said this to me a few months ago. WOW! I don't know any husbands who wouldn't enjoy hearing that. I would be lying if I said that it made me blush, but it did make me feel truly happy and thankful. My wife and I met when I was 20 years old - I had just finished my junior year of college. We've been together almost half of my life. Clearly, I have changed since those heady days, and I'm pleased that it is apparently for the better.



COMPLIMENT #2


"You are just like Grandpa. Your parenting skills are exquisite."


I've heard this from my mom a handful of times, and it never fails to make me smile. I have written here about my grandfather before in one of my all-time favorite posts: What makes a man a real man? Lessons from my Grandpa. He was a very special man - he loved deeply, and he wasn't afraid to let it show. He taught me how to be a father. To think that I am like him is highly flattering.



COMPLIMENT #3


"You are the best dad in the world."


I have heard this from three of my four children, and the other one can't talk yet. :) Who am I to argue with their airtight logic?



COMPLIMENT #4


"I love you, (Dad/Jason/Son)."


Having lost a host of relatives and friends and having mourned each of them, I can state with confidence that there are few things more important than telling others that you love them. I have no fear when it comes to expressing this, because I never want to die leaving anything unsaid or leaving any of my family wondering about my feelings. I tell my kids and my wife that I love them daily, usually several times. My kids know without a doubt that I love them unconditionally (which is the only real love around, in my opinion).


There is an appropriate song that just came to mind from the movie "The Bucket List". Enjoy!


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