*Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Michelob Ultra but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.*
Happy Father’s Day Peeps,
Since Father’s Day is less than a week away, I feel that it is an excellent time to pay tribute to both my Ultra Dads. Yes, one has passed away, but he was such a great man and had such an impact on my life, that I still celebrate him on each Father’s Day. Charlie Ray Thigpen, a/k/a pawpaw, was the first dad I ever knew. He stepped into that role as soon as I was born and when he passed away 13 years later, Anthony Channey a/k/a Uncle Ootney picked up right where my granddad left off.
So although my biological father never played a REAL role in my life, it didn’t matter, because two amazing men were there for me like they were more than a grandpa and an uncle.
My Papa was the one man who showed me unconditional love, that never got mad at me and who I knew would always be there no matter what!!! Love You Pawpaw! #UltraDad!
Although my uncle married into our family, you would never know it, he jumped right in like he was my biological uncle/father. He taught me street smarts, to save my change (pennies, nickles, dimes, quarters), how to create a budget, and how not to be a dummy for these man. The latter took me awhile to learn, but I finally got there. 🙂 Thanks Uncle! You ROCK as a friend, an uncle and a dad! #UltraDad!
As I lift this bottle of Michelob ULTRA high in the air, I am yelling CHEERS TO MY HERO’s, Papa and Uncle Ootney! Love you MORE than LIFE! Thank you for EVERYTHING!!!!
Oh and let’s not forget about ALL of the father figures around the world! BIG UP’S and much love to you as well!