A relationship between a father-in-law and son-in-law has a very special dynamic that needs to be learned, especially if he married the daughter that made you walk on clouds from the time that she drew her first breath outside the womb through an archive that is crammed full of cherished memories. That father-in-law/son-in-law relationship can be very delicate and needs to be handled with care, but, also, with utmost honesty and patience along with redemption.
This Father's Day I have to send special greetings to my son-in-law Adam Jones. He and my daughter Krista have three wonderful kids. The depth of this guy's character has been shown to me through so many ways, especially through the way he relates to and loves his kids.
My memory bank is filled with pictures and videos of him showing love to his kids. He's a hands-on dad who has changed his share of diapers, played lots of Candyland and provided loving guidance when needed.
He and I have drank gallons of coffee together and sampled more than a few beers working to get to know each other. I am proud of him and I'm proud to call him my son-in-law and my friend.
This morning he and his family are visiting his family in North Carolina. I hope he can fully enjoy this visit with his dad Dennis who has built a legacy that keeps on growing.