35 Quotes About Great Stepdads

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Stepparents can play a significant role in our lives. These quotes about great stepdads capture some of the unique characteristics and lessons they teach us in life.

“A dad is someone who wants to catch you before you fall but instead picks you up, brushes you off, and lets you try again.”

“A father is someone you can look up to no matter how tall you get.”

“A father that didn’t give life to me, but that has been there every step of the way.”

“A man that was there for me, even though he didn’t have to.”

“A man’s worth is measured by how he parents his children. What he gives them, what he keeps away from them, the lessons he teaches and thE lessons he allows them to learn on their own.”

“A Step Father means so many things… an understanding heart, a source of strength and of support, right from the very start.”

“A stepdad makes several hard choices over and over again. Even when he doesn’t know what to choose or how to choose, he never stops being willing to choose.”

“Anyone can be a father but it takes someone special to be a step dad.”

“Even as a 10-year-old, I remember trying to explain to my mother and stepfather how upset and frustrated a messy room made me. But they just couldn’t grasp it. They wanted me to be playing with baseballs and frogs while I wanted to be scouring garage sales.”

“Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs. The ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile, and who love you no matter what.”

“Father’s Day is a special day because I can spend it honoring two great men. I’m thankful to have two fathers who never made me feel like I had to choose between them. I’m thankful to have two families who both made me feel like I belong.”

“I grew up in uptown Jamaica; I went to a rich school. I was raised by my mother and my stepfather; they made sure education came before anything. I had a good childhood, grew up spending time with my bigger brothers and sisters. My people are good people. I was exposed to a lot of different kinds of people and culture.”

“I grew up without a father, who was kept a mystery to me. There was a sense of uprootedness, things being one day here and the next day not; a sense anything could happen. Then, all of a sudden, my mother met my stepfather, and her life became happier, and my life changed, my name changed.”

“I kind of grew up with a mix of two things. One was kind of this individual work ethic that my father and my stepfather and my mother all taught me, which was never depend on anyone else to do things for you, and work really hard on your own. At the same time, I benefited from the help of church and family and government my whole life.”

“I know being my stepdad was quite a journey for you. I hope you’ve enjoyed it just as much as I’ve enjoyed becoming your son.”

“I know I haven’t always said, how I appreciate what you do, so I’m saying now, how blessed I feel, to have a step Dad just like you.”

“I never got to choose you. You just became my ‘dad.’ So I’m grateful to my mother. For the great taste that she had.”

“It takes a strong man to accept somebody else’s children and step up to the plate another man left on the table.”

“It’s not about who was there in the beginning, it’s about who stays there until the end.”

“My father left when I was three, and I have no memory of him. The most significant male figures in my life were my grandfather, in whose house I lived during the first 10 years of my childhood, and later my stepfather.”

“My mom is my heart. But my step dad was my role model, the hardest working man I ever knew.”

“My mother and stepfather were in Vaudeville. And my stepfather was an alcoholic. It was a lot of roller coaster times. But it’s all I knew. I think they did the best they could under the circumstances, with me and all the family.”

“My Stepdad may not have given me life, but he sure has made my life better.”

“No matter how big and bad you are, when a two year old hands you a toy phone, you answer it.”

“No matter mother or father or either or neither; in the end, we all grow up. Yet because of you, my stepfather, I grew up to become a man.”

“One night a step father overheard his son pray: Dear God, make me the kind of man my daddy is. Later that night, the step father prayed: Dear God, make me the kind of man my son wants me to be.”

“One way and another I was having a ball – playing gigs, jamming and listening to fine musicians. Then came a crisis at home. My stepfather fell sick, and it meant I had to support the family.”

“Step parents are not around to replace a biological parent, rather to augment a child’s life experience.”

“Stepdadding is an adventure… It can be amazing and fulfilling, but it is never simple.”

“Stepfathers are no less than those of blood: The spirit is more comely than the flesh. Fathers are defined by how they love and not by how they multiply or breed.”

“Stepfathers who stay the course–despite the obstacles and frustration–out of dedication and a sense of duty, are among the world’s most frequently overlooked unsung heroes.”

“The urge to procreate is an animal instinct. The choice to take on somebody else’s kids is an act of nobility.”

“To my stepdad, thank you for your courage, humility and patience. I look forward to our newfound relationship.”

“We would not have been a successful family without my father and stepfather, who were working-class men with better dreams for their children. We just wore them out.”

“You may not be my biological father, have the same blood, but you are my dad.”

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