*Official* April Release Party Contest

Here's your chance to win BIG!  All you have to do is answer the following question to be eligible to win!

"Who is the biggest male role model in your life?  And have you thanked them lately for having such an incredible impact on you?"

What's up for grabs, you ask?

Why, the April "I Want It All" package, with a value of $133!

You have until 11:30pm EST to post your answer here in the comments section.  Please limit it to one comment per person.  One randomly selected winner will be chosen and announced here on this post by midnight EST.  Thanks for stopping by tonight and enjoy the rest of your evening!

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED

I-want-it-all-winnerCongratulations, Shannan! Please be sure to contact customer service with your shipping information so we can get your package out to you!  And thank you to everyone for sharing your heartfelt comments about the prominent males in your life!  It was very uplifting for me to read, and I encourage you to perhaps ponder through them yourself!  

Have a wonderful night, everyone!  And happy shopping!

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  • 1
    DJMayer says:

    My husband – and yes I do thank him!

  • 2
    Katie M says:

    Wow – definitely my dad and I thank him often for what he does, but need to thank him for being such a role model to me.

  • 3
    Nita says:

    My PaPa who taught me that family is everything. I have not thanked him recently, but I can certainly make him a fantastic card with the new release.

  • 4

    My dad because he was a great father, softball and volleyball coach. He instilled in me perseverance and the desire to succeed.

  • 5
    Kathy Hering says:

    Mine would be my father… and No not yet for thanking him lately… Thanks for the chance!

  • 6
    Tara says:

    I have an uncle who is like my second dad. And, now that you mention it – I HAVEN’T thanked him lately!

  • 7
    Mel says:

    My biggest influence was my father…and unfortunately, he passed away 6 years ago. I only can hope he knew how much I loved and respected him…but I sure wish I could tell him just one more time. My husband is the second big influence, and my son is third, and I try to tell them daily how much I love and appreciate them.

  • 8
    Martha S. says:

    Hands down, the biggest male role model in my life is my dad. I actually thank him (and my mom) regularly for being such a positive impact on me…they raised me in such a way that I know how to raise my own children.

  • 9
    Becky says:

    Before I got married, it was my dad. Now it’s my DH, and I try to let him know on a regular basis that I appreciate him!

  • 10
    Natalie Winterstein says:

    My dad! πŸ™‚ I will tell him Friday – my whole family is taking the day off to go to the zoo for my neice’s first bithday – how fun is that? Can’t wait!

  • 11
    Jo Ann Mooney says:

    My husband is the biggest role model in my life. He is so loving and giving of himself to others.

  • 12
    Laura says:

    My father, for sure. He’s really hardworking and smart and knows how to do so many things. πŸ™‚ I try to tell him in his birthday and Father’s Day cards and with hugs.

  • 13
    Marie O. says:

    The biggest male role model in my life is my Dad. I send him cards weekly to let him know how special he is.

  • 14
    carrie says:

    My father is the biggest role model in my life. He raised me by himself for most of my life and he will always my best friend. I probably haven’t thanked him lately as much as I should. I miss him so much and love him and I know I should do a better job at letting him know that! I can’t wait to see all the stamps! Thanks!

  • 15
    Becky P.; says:

    The biggest male role model in my life is my father. We have not always had a close relationship, but since I have been out of college and had my own family, he has really stepped up to be supportive, kind and fun-loving. I sometimes wish I could have experienced his new found joy in my youth, but I am glad my son will only know his grandfather in a positive light.

    Unfortunately, I have not told my father lately how much he means to me. I think I will link to this post. Great release this month!

  • 16
    Martha D. says:

    I would say my husband has been my biggest male role model in my life. I know I never thank enough.

  • 17
    Mary K says:

    I probably haven’t told him lately, but my Father hands down. Even though we drive each other crazy sometimes with differing view points, we always find a common ground. He has helped to shape the person I am today.

  • 18
    TammyButz says:

    My Dad. I haven’t said thank you lately. But, I say it in different ways.

  • 19
    Kathy Grimsdale says:

    That’s an easy one! My Dad of course, and I could never thank him enough.

  • 20
    Darlene L says:

    My father–but he is now in heaven. However I do tell my mom about all my wonderful memories of my dad.

  • 21
    Katie Skiff says:

    Probably my dad really…I usually compare every other man, even my hubby, to him. And no, I do not tell him as much as I should. πŸ™

  • 22
    Jessica ML says:

    My father is my biggest male role model in my life. He is such a strong supportive father. I am so so thankful that he is my father and I love him very much. I haven’t thanked him recently and should thank him often.

  • 23

    My daddy is the biggest role model in my life. He recently had to have surgery and is doing well. I certainly have told him I loved him lately! The surgery really brought home to me that he won’t be around forever! Thanks so much for a chance to win these lovely new items. I am much in need of masculine stamps!!!! Love that woodgrain impression plate, too!!!!

  • 24
    Teresa says:

    Absolutely my husband who always thinks of others before himself and puts my happiness and contentment above his own. And I never thank him enough πŸ™‚

  • 25
    Cindi L. says:

    My husband is my biggest role model. He is fair and honest, a stand up guy. But my dad was as well. He passed on to heaven this pass November. I sure do miss him.

  • 26
    Ashley M says:

    My Dad! He was always there for me and still is! I love the release this month so I’m keeping my fingers crossed! I really do want it all! πŸ™‚

  • 27
    Lindsay A. says:

    My husband is such a wonderful role model! He is cool, calm and collected. I thank him everyday for being the wonderful man he is!

  • 28
    Sheena B says:

    Without a doubt – my Dad. Without his encouragement it would have been hard to leave home to go to university. It would have been hard to leave my home province to pursue my career. I haven’t thanked him lately but I have thanked him many times in the past. Thanks for the reminder – I know what I am writing in his father’s day card this year.

  • 29

    Definitely my husband, who works tirelessly to give my family a good life! I tell him on a regular basis!

  • 30
    Wendy Beck says:

    My husband! He is a great guy. He is very considerate and giving. He has taught me so much about what it means to truly love someone. He is very intelligent and funny. He has the ability to make everyone feel right at home. I told him just yesterday how thankful I am to be his wife and what a great blessing he is in my life.

  • 31
    Laura Boyd says:

    I would have to say my grandfather. I unfortunately can’t thank him now, we lost him 11 months ago. He was one of my most favorite people in the world. He was a hard working family man and is dearly missed.

  • 32
    Sallie says:

    Well, my father was the biggest role model in my life. He has been gone for 26 years now, but his lessons of striving for excellence with kindness toward all are still with me.

  • 33
    Jennifer K says:

    My dad. And, no, regrettably, I haven’t thanked him in a while. Perhaps a homemade card and a heartfelt note would be just the thing! πŸ˜‰

  • 34
    Anita Farrell says:

    Definitely my husband. He is truly the most caring, selfless, level-headed, kind hearted man I have ever met. He really does make me a better woman. I have learned so much from him, and I thank him everyday.

  • 35
    Peg C. says:

    My dad, and no, I never got the chance to thank him.

  • 36
    Lennie says:

    I have had a number of role models in my life and I have made sure that over the years they have known the impact that they had on my life.

  • 37
    veronica says:

    my dad! he really thinks about things before he talks. i think he knows how i feel, but i haven’t told him lately.

  • 38
    Pam Imholz says:

    The biggest male role model in my life was my dad – he taught me how to laugh, how to dance, how to live life to the fullest – he is not with us any longer but I still thank him for all he did to make me who I am today. Awesome release this month!

  • 39
    Debbie says:

    That is easy, it’s my dad. He is the most generous man I have ever met, even though he is not a rich man. He’s 83, has a large garden and gives the produce away, he cuts grass for the widow ladies in his church and during the winter cuts and splits wood for the “elderly”.
    I do tell him, probably not enough though. Very lucky to have him as a role model!

  • 40
    Susan says:

    My biggest male role model was my dad. He always made me laugh, taught me to look for the positive in everyone and was the nicest man I’ve ever known. Sadly, he and my mom passed away two years ago, and I miss them alot. His legacy will always live on through me and my siblings though.

  • 41
    Heather says:

    I would have to say that Jesus is the ultimate male role model in my life. His teachings and examples have given me something to strive for. Currently living, my role model would have to be my son; who dispite many challenges, lives a happy life with simles and without cares.

    I try to remember to thank them both daily. I never want to be complacent about either one of them.

  • 42
    Crystal Palmieri says:

    My poppy he has been a awesome role model to me and my best friend I have thanked him over and over again and he just tells me this is life!

  • 43
    Deb C says:

    I’d have to say my dad. He taught me to be strong and self-sufficient and that I could be anything I wanted to be.

    So I’m an engineer. Just like him. And yes, I tell him all the time waht he means to me. I almost lost him to leukemia a few years ago, so I never miss an opportunity to tell him how much I love him.

  • 44
    Tanya says:

    The biggest role model in my life has to be my dad. No matter what us kids got into while we were growing up, he still supported us 110%. We didn’t have the greatest relationship as I went through my teen years but now that I have a child of my own and realized everything was out of love and for our own good, I talk to him almost everyday. I can only hope I’m half the parent to my son as he was for me.

  • 45
    Brenda T says:

    It would have to be my husband! I thank him daily ~ he learned a lot from his awesome dad!!

  • 46
    Char says:

    My husband, but don’t tell him. He’s so unselfish and always looking for ways to help folks. I have a lot to learn from him. And, I do thank him.

  • 47
    Chris says:

    Definitely my father. Though we’ve butted heads many times over the years (because we’re so much alike), he’s the kindest and most considerate man I’ve ever known. He pays close attention to whoever is talking, and knows that absolutely everyone has something to teach him. And yes, I tell him all the time how wonderful he is!

  • 48
    Kelly says:

    my dad & I mentioned to him just this weekend how lucky I am to have him in my life.

  • 49
    Laurie C says:

    My husband definitely is and I do thank for being such a wonderful husband and friend! πŸ™‚

  • 50
    Dana says:

    I send my dad mushy cards every year because I still believe he’s been the biggest and best influence on me. He’s the best!

  • 51
    Stephanie says:

    my father is probably the biggest male role model in my life. I have always wanted to be as talented a surgeon as he is. I think he would really like the stamp sets that you have this month that are more masculine.

  • 52

    my grandpa thomas was my most valued male role model. he was a good christian, a good husband and a terrific grandfather. sadly, he past when i was in high school. but i will always cherish the love he showed for his family and his faith. i still get chills when i think of standing beside him at church whenever we sang “amazing grace.”

  • 53
    Shawn Wenrich says:

    My father, he was an extremely hard working man and so very talented in so many different things. It’s crazy that you asked this question today because I was just bragging about him to a coworker today. I haven’t thanked him lately as he passed away 9 years ago. He battled cancer for the last years of his life and went through his last round of chemotherapy just to make sure he met his granddaughter, my daughter Sarah. Thank you for helping me to think about him even more today.

  • 54
    Trinka King says:

    That would be my husband…he is in The Texas Air National Guard and he has scraficed so much for our country and our family. He went to college while we were having our kids and made it to the top of his class in Navigator training while we had small kids. That was hard in itself.

  • 55

    I’m going to have to say my husband. We’ve grown up together, so he’s had a huge impact on who I am today. And I do thank him, all the time. Especially after PTI releases!

  • 56
    Ansley says:

    My sweet hubbie!. He’s such an amazing father and husband. Looking forward to the releases!

  • 57
    Myrna says:

    There are several – but probably my High School Chemistry teacher. He became a surrogate dad for me and my sister when my parents divorced. Yes, he and his wife are both part of my extended family!

  • 58
    Tracy says:

    My biggest male role model would be my husband. I love to see him interact with our three daughters and show them God’s love in the way that he gives himself to them.

  • 59
    Vivian says:

    My daddy. He was the most patient and kind person I have ever met. He taught me the love of books and that a job worth doing was worth doing right. I’m sad to say that he died many years ago and I cannot tell him what a huge influence he had on my life.

  • 60
    Mary Ann Evans says:

    My Dad died when I was ten. Uncle Peter, who passed away 5 years ago, was the most giving person I’ve ever known. He was always there for me and anyone else who needed help or a shoulder to lean on.

  • 61
    Lacey says:

    I would have to say my dad is the biggest role model in my life. He is the kindest man I have ever met. He will help out anyone in need- a stranger, or someone close to us-family and friends. I have a tendancy to do the same, and sometimes I get really hurt in the process, but I still try to be kind and help peaople out if they are in need. No…I haven’t told him lately how much he means to me, and I definately plan on it soon!!! ps- This is my first release party- what fun and cute products!!

  • 62
    Whitney Brown says:

    my husband…. and I just thanked him for all he does for me…. Thanks for reminding us to remember to thank all those we love.

  • 63
    Kristin Burge says:

    I am blessed with a few great male role models. My husband is be best friend and a great father. He is modeling to me and our kids wonderful examples of how to live and love. My Dad is another one – he is always willing to help out in any way he can and loves to chat away with his grandchildren and listen to their stories. Yes, I am blessed.
    Thanks for all your hard work for this great release!
    -Kristin B.

  • 64
    Christine Rogus says:

    My husband for sure!! He has taught me sooooo much in the time we have been together it’s crazy. I never knew so many things and was put in awe so many times. He truly is an angel in my eyes and I love him very much!! I try to thank him as much as possible and tell him I love him every day!!!

  • 65
    Anne B says:

    A really good friend would be mine. No, haven’t thanked him as much as I should but now I’ll be able to (I hope!) using all the wonderful products you’re releasing this month!

  • 66
    pegg says:

    My father – he sacrificed a lot for our family and worked very long hours to provide a good life for my family. I think this story is common among a lot of people. He is a good person who tries to do the right things. I value the things he has taught me and am thankful that it has shaped me to be the person I am.

  • 67
    Lee says:

    My Dad. He is the kindest, most special person and we are very close.

  • 68
    Julie says:

    I would have to say my grandfather. He was always there for me and my sister while my mom raised us on her own. He was a kind, gentle, patient, loving presence in my life and I’m thankful to have had that time with him.

  • 69
    Marcy says:

    I would have to say my Father. However, I could never thank him because he was killed when I was 15. He always made time to listen. We would go flying in his airplane on evenings he knew I needed a “lift”. He would have enjoyed getting a card with an airplane on it!

  • 70
    Andrea M says:

    My biggest male role model is definitely my dad! He is the most caring, devoted father and always makes sure we know how much we are loved. I was a total “daddy’s girl” growing up. I always tell him how much I love him so I hope he knows how much he means to me:)
    great release this month! Wonderful job DT!

  • 71
    Emily says:

    My father, granddad, and uncle all were great role model’s that shaped how I view myself and men. Now, my husband has moved into that role, and I try to thank him daily.

  • 72
    Sara Mac says:

    That’s an easy one for me. Handsdown it’s my DAD. Love him to pieces and he knows it. I thank God often that he gave me a loving, gentle, honest, strong father.

  • 73
    Ellie says:

    You know I have to say my BF he is one amazing and wonderful man and does anything for his little girl. Also does so much for everyone else. Its always wonderful to see the man (have know him since we were 9). I always tell him “your a good man Charlie Brown”… hmm FYI his name is Jason LOl…

  • 74
    cynthia says:

    My husband and yes I thank him everyday.

  • 75
    Monica L says:

    My Daddy is the biggest male role model in my life. Can you ever thank them enough?

  • 76

    My husband is the most amazing man I know. I am grateful for every day I get to spend with him. I haven’t thanked him lately, but I definitely will do something special for our 8 year wedding anniversary next week!

  • 77
    Aimee says:

    I don’t have just one, there have been many people in my life who have inspired and shaped me in different areas. Some academically, creatively or personally. I’m grateful for people who take time out of their own lives to share bits of wisdom or are just models of good living that motivate to be better. I always try to take a moment to thank them for pointing me in the right direction!

  • 78

    Without a doubt, its my dad! When I was little and growing up – he always told me that I could do whatever I wanted to do when I grew up (career) and not let someone tell me – for example – that I couldn’t be a doctor or astronaut since I wasn’t a boy. My dad always encouraged me to pursue the things that were importnat to me. I really think I grew up having great self esteeem from his uncondtional support. I try to remember to thank my dad and also let others know what a wonderful dad he is!

  • 79
    Wendy C says:

    My dad was a big role model by showing me how to find something good in every day and he always tried to make my mom laugh at least once a day. He isn’t with us any more but he taught me to be more positive and I thank him for that.

  • 80
    Michelle Levins says:

    MY BIGGEST role model is my husband…He just surprised me for my 40th birthday and swept me away to VEGAS … He has never done taht before and it was just so nice and relaxing. I couldn’t thank him enough. He’s the BEST….

  • 81
    Kara says:

    Definitely my dad. He is so creative and spontaneous. Always open to do new things. I haven’t thanked him enough, but if I “win it all”, that’s the first thing I’ll do with my new sets;)!
    Kara

  • 82
    Lauren says:

    My husband. Watching him with our boys brings tears to my eyes. He is kind but strong. He is a wonderful provider and always puts the well being of our family first. He supports me, but also challenges me. He isn’t afraid to show emotion and vulverability, but can take charge like nobody’s business. I love him and our 2 boys are lucky to have him as their role model too. So I need that masculine set!!

  • 83
    Ang says:

    That would have to be my husband. we have been together 25 years this year and I still think he is the best person I have ever known. I am lucky to have him.
    Ang

  • 84
    April Z says:

    Definitely my dad. He’s patient, generous, hard-working and very kind. I don’t know if I could ever thank him enough.

  • 85
    Cindy Obermeyer says:

    So easy … my father. I was a real daddy’s girl … lots of hunting and fishing trips with my dad are treasured memories. He only grew larger in my mind when he became the best grandfather to my children. Thanks for the reminder to thank him again.

  • 86

    I have to say my husband. He has been such an inspiration to me. He really shows me what it means to be a great partner. He has helped me realize who I really am. I love him so much! And I make sure I tell him as often as I can. Love you babe!

  • 87
    Jessica C. says:

    My biggest male role model is probably my father-in-law. He is the most generous man I’ve ever known. He looks for ways to help his children and then gives whatever he can so freely. He makes me feel like one of his own children. He is wonderful!

  • 88
    judy workman says:

    It would have to be my husband. He is one of those men who are kind and gentle but strong, too. He is so good with our children. Good in ways I never knew I would want from him. We have been married 19 years and I am thankful everyday.

  • 89
    Karen H. says:

    I’d have to say my hubby. He is patient and tolerant with everyone. I’m not an easy person to live with – how he does it is beyond me! He’s been on travel for 2 weeks, so no I haven’t told him lately πŸ™

  • 90
    Rikka D says:

    My Dad was my biggest role model. He was full of spirit and could light up the room. We lost him 9 years ago to cancer. I think of him often especially as I watch my 17 yr old son…..they are alot alike. πŸ™‚ At this point my husband would be the strongest influence. I tell him daily what he means to me.

  • 91
    Cathy Lathem says:

    My father. He is a man of tremendous integrity. He is a fried to many, an honest hard-working business man and the best grandfather in the world. I have the utmost respect for him, and love him dearly.

  • 92
    Jennifer S. says:

    My grandfather was my role model. He was the nicest, caring and most giving person. He helped to make his marriage with my grandmother last for 60 years. I can only hope that I will carry on these traits in my marriage for as many years.

  • 93
    Charlene says:

    Unfortunately, I don’t think I realized who my biggest male role model was until he was passing away. And that was my grandfather. He was a well-known, well-liked man, with the best values. I was very proud to be his granddaughter. So much so, that when I got married I chose to keep my maiden name in his honor.

  • 94
    Susan McRae says:

    My dad is my biggest role model. He showed me how important it is to have good morals, be honest and work hard. I probably don’t tell him frequently enough how important he is to me!

  • 95
    Krista says:

    It has to be my dad. I know that I never thank him enough.

  • 96
    Kathleen says:

    My husband is an amazing man—not perfect, but a great role model to me and my children. I do tell him often, but it’s probably time to do it again! Great sets this month!

  • 97
    Jennifer in IA says:

    My dad is my biggest role model. He taught me how to tie my shoes, ride my bike and think for myself. Can’t wait to thank him for that and a whole lot more this weekend!

  • 98
    Mariana says:

    Well my biggest male role model is absolutely my “apa”, he showed me that with hard work and honesty you can make yourself and your family very happy. I try to tell him I love him and thank him as much as I can!

  • 99
    Sue Plote says:

    My Grandpa, my mom’s dad, was the greatest male role model – patient and kind, and loved me for just being me! I can’t thank him any more, as he is deceased πŸ™ When he was alive, though, I thanked him many, many times!

  • 100
    tina Warnick says:

    My step-dad was and still is my biggest role-model. I learned so many things from him since he came into our lives when I eight years old.
    He now lives in Florida and me in Wisconsin but I still talk to him on the phone alot.

  • 101
    Gabriela says:

    This is easy for me… my dad is my role model. I could go on and on as to why he is just the greatest person on earth… What makes him great? He always tears up at movies… oh, of course, he pretends he is not, but we all know. I have a photo of my wedding day, he is standing eyes are red and a huge smile on his face. He has always shown us (my entire family) so much love and support. He is kind and funny, he is a hard worker (71 years old and still working every day). He is a great husband to my mom (married 45 years) and a great father to me and my brother.

    Thank you for the chance and I will tell my dad how much I really love him tomorrow.

  • 102
    Avital says:

    My husband, and my readers are probably tired of all the notorious love-letters I put up as posts πŸ™‚

    I also admire my dad and his achievements in life!

  • 103
    Amy Gutknecht says:

    My dad for teaching me how to be a good parent. My husband for the chance to be a parent. And my son for giving me the best gift of my life – a family.

  • 104
    Beverly BL says:

    My dad was my biggest role model. He was level headed, slow to anger, very honest and an excellent businessman. He loved his children and worked hard to support us. I miss him alot.

  • 105
    Samantha Johnson says:

    My husband. he has worked very hard this last year to keep things going, bills paid, groceries bought, kids to events, etc…. he has been unemployed over a year now, and stepped into the mom role while i went from part-time to full time.. i work in the medical field so lots of extra hours to help pay the bills, but not time to do all the stuff to run the house. i try to thank him often.

  • 106
    Amy says:

    Without a doubt my husband. He is a wonderful man, father and soldier. He gives so much of himself to our family and our country and I try to thank him everyday. I am a very lucky girl!

  • 107
    Steph says:

    My grandfather is probably my biggest role model. Although he is no longer around, I hope he knew how much I respected and looked up to him. He was truly a special man.

  • 108
    Amy Nemeth says:

    My husband, Jay, has had a tremendous impact on my life. He has taught me to live generously, with my arms out and my palms open. I hope I can spend a very long life thanking him for his very giving spirit.

  • 109
    Rita says:

    My dad will always be my hero. He was the person who loved me most in the world. Not a day goes by that I don’t miss him. I never for one moment doubted his love. Dad…I will always love you. Thank you for showing me what it means to love.

  • 110
    Heidi Stock says:

    Well that would definitely be my dad. He’s always encouraging me, always completely honest with me and I’ll never forget our “grocery trips” to go look at cars. He’s a strong intelligent man who understands that not every thought or opinion needs to be spoken out loud. I honor and admire him and am so grateful to have him as my father. I need to be better about acknowledging it. I think we all probably do, right? I think the best way to thank him is to show him that I’ve always listened to his advice and encouragement and I’ll do that by living the things he taught that I know are right. Maybe I’ll make him a card too πŸ™‚

  • 111
    Julie G. says:

    My husband and I thank him less often than I should, but I do thank him!

  • 112
    Dee Rose says:

    Mine growing up was my maternal grandfather since my father died when I was young. Sadly, he passed away many years ago. My husband is a lot like my grandfather in many ways. He’s the strong, silent, outdoors type and is very dependable. I am so thankful for my husband!

  • 113
    Sofia says:

    My husband!!! He’s genius and kind and honest and loving and sensitive and knows me better than anyone!!! He always makes my dreams come true even before I tell him!!!!

  • 114
    Heidi Gore says:

    My husband is the best role model in my life. He has been an amazing father to our two sons from the time they were born. They are now grown and have turned into amazing men like their father. My husband is a great spiritual counsellor who has selflessly helped many people change thier life. I have thanked him, but certainly not as often as I should.

  • 115
    Donna K says:

    Wow, great question. I have to say my friend Randy. He has been battling serious illness and constant pain. It’s been 10 years since his diagnosis and it has changed his life in so many ways. And yet when you ask how he’s doing he always says, “I can’t complain”. I think, yes I bet you sure could but you don’t. He just lives life and takes one day at a time. What a positive force he is.

  • 116
    Susan C. says:

    My dad was my biggest male role model. He passed away 5 years ago, but he was a great father. I miss him lots. =)

  • 117
    Sue Ann says:

    My wonderful dad ……. although we are many miles apart my dad is always close to my heart!! And the cherry on top is that I married a great and wonderful guy like my dad and now he has become the same kind of dad to our children ……. I feel very lucky to have so many great men in my life!!!

  • 118
    lisa a. says:

    Wow, I thought I would be the only one and say my husband!!!! But he is so amazing and wonderful. Also my father, it would have to be a tie for totally different reasons.

    lisa a.

  • 119
    Ann D. says:

    My husband and I am so grateful for him!

  • 120
    berryblue says:

    My dad is big-hearted and friendly. He had four daughters…so he is also laid-back and easy-going! I do tell him that I appreciate him, but never enough.

  • 121
    Angela W says:

    I would have to say my dad, even though he passed away over 10 yrs ago. I still miss him and love him so much. I never realized how much he did trying to raise 2 young girls on his own. I know he did his best though!

  • 122
    Christine says:

    My dad is my biggest role model. He is fair, reliable and always there for his family. And I married a man just like him!

  • 123
    Jen Harraman says:

    My Dad is my biggest role model, and I know I don’t thank him enough.

  • 124
    Linda W says:

    My biggest male role model was my Grandfather. I learned so much from him and he was my biggest supporter. I think I have ink in my veins because of him. He was a printer by trade. I inherited his artistic abilities and his musical talent. Although he has been gone for years, I still thank him for all he did for me.

  • 125
    Ann Alyea says:

    My dad, was a wonderful, understanding, supportive father. He passed away a year ago, but I told him often how great I thought he was. Fortunately I married the same kind of man.

  • 126
    yvette says:

    That would be my Dad who has sacrificed so much to always provide for us and instill good values in us that hard work and being committed always works out in the end…..I love you Dad…

  • 127
    Kirsty says:

    A former boss who taught me more about my current career than all my other jobs in the field put together. I don’t see him often anymore, but I have thanked him previously.

  • 128
    Rose A says:

    My dad… He is so cool… He really let us make our own mistakes growing up but was always there to help you back up. I’m happy I got to tell him in my speech on my wedding day….but I should make a more regular habit of it!!

    Thanks!!

  • 129
    Patty O says:

    My Dad is the biggest male role model in my life. He came here with no money, no job and left his family back home. Now, 36 years later, we are all happy and healthy thanks to him. Interestingly, I still consult him for cooking advice and DIY projects around the house. The last time I said Thank You was yesterday…but he deserves a Thank You everyday.

  • 130
    Stephanie Niavez says:

    My mom is one of my biggest role models. She taught me to always do my best even when it seems like the hardest thing in the world. I would love to thank her right now but she passed away almost 2 years ago.

  • 131
    AnneSATX says:

    Gosh, I’d have to say my sweetheart is my biggest role model. As a result of knowing him these last 13 years, I’ve learned to push myself to attempt so much more than I thought myself capable of — and I don’t thank him nearly enough. (heading to the other room to do just that…!)

  • 132
    Beth says:

    My Dad, for sure. I probably don’t thank him enough, but will now.

  • 133
    Lori Kistler says:

    The biggest roll model in my life has always been my dad. He is the reason I chose the husband I did. He is the reason why I raised my son like I did. He is the reason why I am me.

    I never leave anyone important in my life anymore without telling them how much I love them. You never know if that will be the last chance you get to tell them or not. I have now decided that I will call my dad right now and tell him how much I love him, just in case I missed it last time I talked with him. Thanks for reminding me!!!!!

  • 134
    Carol B says:

    My husband is definitely, absolutely my biggest male role model. He is the calm to my crazy, the ying to my yang and keeps me grounded. An incredibly genuine, honest and generous in heart, spirit and mind, man.

  • 135
    Victoria Kopec says:

    My cousin Rodney, who stood by me while my husband died of cancer. He was there for our entire family and continues to be every single day since he died 2 years ago! He carried my husband when he could no longer walk, let me cry on his shoulder countless times, and is a wonderful father figure to my 13 year old son. He did what no one in the family has had the courage or strength to do. I am eternally grateful.

  • 136

    My role model is surely my husband. I am inspired by his constant ability to do whatever it takes to take care of his family. He works really hard and most of the time he doesn’t complain.

    And I do tell him very often how much I appreciate him. And what he does for our children and myself! He is amazing!!!

  • 137
    Natasha says:

    My dad. He’s always there with the perfect witty comeback, and ready to help out with any family or technology crises. I don’t thank him enough.

  • 138
    Sue Pardue says:

    My husband is my biggest role model, and no, I haven’t thanked him lately. I’m off to do that now! πŸ™‚

  • 139
    Michele L. says:

    I would say my husband. He does so much for my daughter and I. Balances work and laundry, and dishes etc.
    Of course I thanks him… a few times a week πŸ˜‰

  • 140
    Kiera says:

    My grandfather. He was hard-working, generous and thoughtful. Next week will mark four years since he died and I think about him every day.

  • 141
    Miki says:

    No question about it, my Dad is my biggest male role model! Might sound like a cliche, but he raised my sister & I as a single Dad. Everyday since I’ve become a parent (and I only have one child!) I’ve asked him how he did it. A single Dad raising two daughters? I thank him all the time for what he sacrificed for us over the years. It’s been a long time since I’ve lived at home with my Dad, but I will always respect, admire & consider him my super hero for what he did for us!!! I love you Dad!!!!

  • 142
    Christine McMullin says:

    My Dad is definitely the biggest male role model in my life. As an only child, I am very close to both of my parents…but Dad always demonstrated how very proud he was of me and how he would never in a million years “trade me in for a boy.” I don’t live in the same state as my Dad – let alone the same time zone – but I make a point of calling him regularly just to catch him up on my life and to let him know how very much I love him and how much I love knowing I’ll always be his little girl.

  • 143
    Kelly in Canada says:

    I’m not sure that I would call my dad a role model, but he certainly had the greatest influence on the person I turned out to be. I try to thank him often but I’m sure I could be a little more diligent. Great release this month, ladies!

  • 144
    Robbie Baker says:

    My husband, and I thank him constantly.

  • 145

    definitely my best friend/husband. he is the most passionate and compassionate person i have ever met, and our daughter is one lucky girl (as am i) to have him as a role model. i try to thank him often, but i am sure it isn’t often enough.

  • 146
    Michelle Balletti says:

    Of course I would say my Dad. Being an only child and a girl, boy was (and still am) a Daddy’s Girl. We use to go get doughnuts every Saturday morning, just me and him…I talked to my Dad every once in awhile because he’s not a phone guy….but we both know how much we love each other….But I would have to say that my boyfriend/baby daddy is also a great role model. He’s fantastic with our son and has always been a great friend/husband/boyfriend/everything to me….

  • 147
    Deanna Dean says:

    My wonderful husband for sure. He is an amazing father to our daughter and is always there for us. I would be lost without him. I tell him everyday how much he means to me.

  • 148
    Darla says:

    My dad is because he faithfully loved my mother (and us kids) for 50 years! And I need to tell him thank you again!

  • 149
    Dotty says:

    I would have to say my parents. My dad died 10 years ago and I miss him everyday. I tell my mom thanks alot. She is amazing.

  • 150
    Bethshaya says:

    My father, retired a few weeks before 9/11 after 45 years being a firefighter. I always knew what he did was dangerous, but the loss of the firefighters that day in NYC hit me very hard. I am so proud of the hero that he is, to me, and everyone else. His strength does not come from force. It comes from faith and a gentleness that has always made people gravitate to him.

    He was diagnosed a few months ago with Alzheimers and we are dealing with the reality of that now. It has made me refect on what he has meant to me so much more now then ever. I never let a moment go by now without telling him how much he means to me.

  • 151

    My husband! He leads by example & I probably haven’t told him ho much I appreciate that lately. Thanks for the reminder about that (and for the opportunity to win:)

  • 152
    Tricia Dee says:

    I would have to say my pastor who is kind, gentle, and the wisest man I know!

  • 153
    Sue D says:

    My dad is my biggest role model. He always encouraged me growing up and I could always tell he was proud of me. I spend as much time as I can with him now as he is suffering from dementia. I make sure I hug him a lot in thanks for all he had done for me.

  • 154
    Jaki says:

    Definitely my Dad, and considering he didn’t have a great male role model in his life growing up it is extra-special that he has been such a great role model for my sister and I!!
    I try to tell and show him often just how much I appreciate him.

  • 155

    The biggest male role model in my life is my step-dad. He came into my life when I was five and has never treated me like anything other than his own child. He’s also in the military and selflessly serves his country. Yes he is an awesome role model πŸ™‚ I am very lucky to have him in my life and I know I probably don’t thank him enough. The last time I can remember thanking him was Father’s day last year.

  • 156
    Maricris says:

    my grandfather! he is the epitome of a good husband to my grandma, dear dad to my mom, a wonderful grandpop to all πŸ™‚
    God bless his soul!I sure miss him a lot!

  • 157

    My biggest male role model is my Grandpa. He is the greatest person you could ever know! He is kind, generous, thoughtful and a very Godly man. He inspires me each day in the thoughtful way that he treats my Grandma, who is having a difficult time right now, through his love and patience with her. I told him recently how much I love him. I am very thankful for such a wonderful Grandpa!

  • 158
    deb haugrud says:

    My husband. I am thankful for him and try to tell him frequently!

  • 159
    thaveka says:

    My fiance!! We’ve been together half our lives, since we were fifteen! I try to thank him for always being there! I am excited that we will be getting married in 10 days! {^_^}

  • 160
    Wendy Beck says:

    My husband! He is very intelligent and smart. He constantly tells me how much he loves me and appreciates me. He has taught me what it truly means to love someone. I just told him the other day how much I love him and am thankful that he is my husband. I need to tell him more often.

  • 161
    Kendall says:

    Far and away my husband is the greatest role model in my life (male or female). I work at letting him know on a continous basis, both through my words and actions. I am very lucky to have him in my life.

  • 162
    Jamie Greene says:

    My husband is my biggest role model. We have been married 14 year and I was only 18 when we got married so we kind of grew up together! He is one of the most honorable and good hearted men I know.

  • 163

    My husband, definitely! He is a fabulous father, friend, and husband. I have thanked him lately.

  • 164
    Emm (meme) says:

    I have to say for me it was my papaw and my dad. They raised me and I knew every single day that they loved me and I was important to them. My papaw has passed away, but I definitely need to thank dad more often. I am also thankful that my husband is such a wonderful role model to our children!

  • 165
    Anika B. says:

    This is a toughy! My Grandfathers, Daddy, and my husband are all amazing men and great role models. I suppose at this point in life, my Dad has had the biggest influence on my life and I tell him that he is the best all the time!

  • 166
    Sheila says:

    Mine is my husband and yes I thank him all the time. He is loving, giving and always there for me. He has helped me to become a stronger and more independent person through our 19+ years of marriage. I would not be who I am today without him.

  • 167

    Oh goodness, my dad for sure is my biggest male role model. He’s made mistakes and is not afraid to own up to them. He’s a very sensitive man and he knows he’s got himself one serious daddy’s girl!
    Thanks for the chance to win! What a FANTASTIC release!

  • 168
    LindaH says:

    My father was my biggest male role model…the love he showed his children and grandchildren was never ending…He has been gone for 25 years, and he died much too young, and not a day goes by that I don’t miss him dearly!

  • 169
    Glee says:

    I actually have 3 male role models in my life — my husband and my 2 sons. Each in their own way have shown me that life is beautiful because they view it that way. I came from an abusive childhood and really had no idea how to handle the men in my life. Well, God decided to send me His very best to care for and to show me that I am worthy of love and affection. You can’t ask for anything better than that! Yes, I thank them everyday for everything!

  • 170
    Shay says:

    My dad is my biggest male influence. He is a great dad, a friend, I get to see him everyday and he is my boss (and I still like him! lol). I know I don’t properly express my gratitude for being lucky enough to have a father like him. I do cook him Sunday dinner though. lol

  • 171
    leisha says:

    My biggest influences…my father and my Father. My dad is one of the most generous people i know. And, I thank my Father everyday for his loving grace.

  • 172
    Pat says:

    My husband is my role model!! He is a fine Christian businessman who lives his faith. Yes, I tell him.

  • 173
    Mary Webb says:

    A co-worker from when I first started working. He helped guide me in my career decisions which has been a huge impact on where I am now. He passed away a few years back. I regret never telling him what an impact he had on me.

  • 174
    Marcia Truslow says:

    My father but he died unexpectedly when I was 40. That was 31 years ago so I never was able to tell him how much he meant to me nor how grateful to him for the wonderful life he provided for us. He was a self-made man – a true wonderkin story of America – after he suffered the loss of a mom and step-mom in childbirth by age 9. He was on his own at 18 – his father kicked him out. So he put himself through college and graduated with an engineering degree in 1932. Even finding a job then was next to impossible. He was driven for all the right reasons. We were his benefactors and I learned so much from him.

  • 175
    Chris H. says:

    My Dad – who sadly, was taken way too young…but he taught us to think for ourself…and not be afraid to stand up for what we believe even if it wasn’t popular.

  • 176
    Stacy S. says:

    My husband and I don’t thank him often enough. He is a kind and patient man. Plus he is an awesome father.

  • 177
    Roula says:

    My dad!! He’s been a role model in my life!! He passed away last year but he’s still in my life in so many ways……

  • 178
    Melissa sibert says:

    My dad has always been tops on my short list of male role models. My dad has always been an honorable, loving, and wise man. I just love and appreciate all the things he has taught me by example.

  • 179
    Sandy Curtis says:

    My husband is for me. He is so kind and loving and very cool to hang and have fun with. I grew up with out a dad and he is everything I could ask for my own two girls. I thank him all the time but I wish I could do more, he deserves it more than anyone I know.
    Sandy C.

  • 180
    Kathryn Berthiame says:

    No question it would be my Dad! I could never thank him enough for all he does!!!

  • 181
    laura j says:

    Definitely and without a question, my father is the biggest male role model in my life! I do need to thank him more often for having such an impact on my life and on the lives of so many others!!! I count myself o be so very lucky to have him as my DAD!!!

  • 182
    JenMarie says:

    My Daddy! …a wonderful example of a Christian father and husband. LOVE him!

  • 183
    Barbara says:

    My father was–and is–the biggest role model for me. He passed away almost 18 years ago, but not a day goes by that I don’t think of him and the many things he taught me. I try every day to live up to his legacy. When he was alive, I told him every time I talked to him that I loved him, but I would give anything to have another chance to tell him.

  • 184

    My Dad is my biggest male role model. He is an amazing person. Hard working, loving and attentive, honest, and a true friend.

  • 185
    Carrie Croy says:

    Way past my bedtime but I’m getting my answer in. With out a doubt it would be my husband of 16 years. He inspires me everyday to be the best I can be since he is THE smartest person I know. I thank him all the time and sometimes through cards. By the way, we have card making competitions. How cool is that? I have some really beautiful cards made by him.

  • 186
    Lynne Osborn says:

    My dad made the biggest impact and you don’t totally realize it until that special person is gone. I thank him every night in my prayers.

  • 187
    Chris K says:

    My father! Unfortunately he passed away several years ago but I still feel his presence everyday. He was ill for some time before he died and we had a chance to spend quite a bit of time together. I told him every day how much he meant to me.

  • 188
    donna calamari says:

    My Gramps was the best. He was a wonderful person and taught me so much about being kind to those we love and to strangers alike.

  • 189
    Kate says:

    …my husband. And I do tell him – we have three great kids and his influence is a big part of that!

  • 190
    Teresa says:

    My husband is my biggest role model, and I probably don’t thank him enough.
    Thanks for all the great stamp sets so I can thank him more often!

  • 191
    Amy P. says:

    My husband is my biggest male role model. We have made a life together totally different than what I grew up in. I am totally blessed and grateful to have him in my and my children’s lives. And no, I don’t thank him enough πŸ™‚

  • 192

    My father- hands down. He rescued me from an orphanage in a third world country. I’m pretty sure he knew how much I loved and appreciated him.

  • 193
    Josiane says:

    My dad. He is a dear and is on my side when I need him.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • 194
    Isabel Z says:

    My husband is my biggest role model because he is an amazing person, husband, father, and son. He treats us all with love, respect, and never forgets to tell us how much he loves us. Yes, I do tell him often how much he means to us but with these stamp sets I can show him with a card. Thanks PTI!

  • 195
    Donna C says:

    My Grandpa Jake was an amazing man. He was a very hard worker despite impoverished circumstances. He was orphaned as a small child and grew up in less than fortunate circumstances. Yet this man found joy in life and loved music and was the kindest human being I have ever known. He was a quiet man, but was truly loved by many. He watched for situations where people felt left out and made sure they felt included.

  • 196
    Beth says:

    The most important male role model for me was my dad. He was incredibly smart, hard working, generous and caring. But more importantly, he was a great listener. He was always there to help work out a problem or just listen to what was happening in my life. He loved his children as much as any man could. I think that he knew how important he was to me – I cannot tell him now as he’s been gone a number of years but I’m certain he knew.

  • 197
    Robbin Clements says:

    My Dad is my biggest role model….and I don’t thank him enough….

  • 198
    Veronica says:

    My biggest male role model is my LITTLE brother! He is four years younger than me, and growing up I would have never guessed he would be one of the people I admire most. And no, sadly I don’t tell him; I never really thought about it until now! Thanks PTI!

  • 199
    Holly F. says:

    I think that role has changed as I have gone through life. Certainly growing up it was my Dad. I always admired how smart he was and his calmness. When I got married, it became my husband..we are partners in in this journey of marriage. Than of course, it became my son ….who has taught me to look at the world again through a child’s eyes.

  • 200
    Ted says:

    Hand’s down, my stepfather. He was a dad to me and he didn’t have to be. I couldn’t thank him enough for all he’s done for me… but I try to as often as I can.

  • 201
    Jilleen says:

    I would have to say that I have a couple male role models – my grandfathers, my bother and of course my husband. My parents were divorced when I was 8 and my grandfathers played a huge roll in mine and mine siblings lives. My bother for being such a wonderful caring, family first type of guy. It surprises me everytime he has the perfect answer, since I still see him as a 10 year old bother. My husband, what a caring father and friend. Do I need to say more? Thanks for the chance to win

  • 202
    Sarah Fisher says:

    My husband is my male role model. He is sweet, caring, supports my PTI habit 100% and makes me want to be a better person every day. I thank him as much as I can.

  • 203
    Sonia W. says:

    My dad for sure…in his own quiet way he has always been there for me. He’s been having heart problems lately and it’s definitely made me realize that he’s getting on in years and that I need to make a bigger effort to make sure he knows how important he is to me!

  • 204
    Naz says:

    My dad. He was the best dad ever–I know we all say that, but he really was the best. I miss him very, very much. I thank him all the time–I’m sure he’s listening.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 205
    Cindy F. says:

    My Husband who lets me stay up and shop this late night party every month! I’ll thank him in the morning.

  • 206
    Leigh Ann says:

    I had a wonderful professor who became a mentor and friend. He is a man of integrity who cares deeply for others. Just a great all-around man!

  • 207
    Mindy says:

    My grandfather was a great role model. He was constantly helping those in need, whether they needed a meal, a tire changed or a lawn mowed. He has passed on but I wish I could thank him one more time.

  • 208
    Luci says:

    My Dad is my biggest male role model, and I thank him all the time for the inspiration he is in my life.

  • 209
    Amy Dann says:

    Growing up, my dad. He taught me that I can do anything…if I want it badly enough. So true. Now, it’s without a doubt my husband. And I actually thanked him today! But I will be sending him lots of new love notes with some of these new stamps!

  • 210
    JenC says:

    My sweet hubby. I thank him every day πŸ™‚

  • 211
    Jennifer S says:

    My dad is the biggest male role model in my life, although my husband is a close second. My dad and I haven’t always gotten along. My teenage years were very tough on both of us. But we made it through. Now our relationship is better than ever! He is an amazing grandfather for my 2 kids and I love him very much! We actually end every call with “I love you”, which isn’t something we said very often when I was growing up!

  • 212
    Sew-Ink says:

    My biggest male role model is my grandfather, to this day my grandfather carries my kindergarten picture in his wallet. He is a wonderful father and grandfather, he puts everyone before his self. When me and my cousins were younger he spoiled us rotten.

  • 213
    Ally V. says:

    My husband is my biggest role model. My parents divorced when I was quite young and I never really had that male figure in my life until I met my husband. He would do and does absolutely everything to take care of me & the boys. He is generous, caring and has a wicked sense of humor. My boys will do well to have his influence in their lives. And, you’re right, I really don’t tell him this often enough!

  • 214
    Carol P. says:

    That would definitely be my husband. He is a great provider and partner. I thank him throughout the day!

  • 215
    Becky K. says:

    I would say that my dad is my greatest male role model. He’s good at everything he does (at least it always seemed that way to me!), and I’m sure I don’t express my appreciation as much as I should to him.

  • 216
    dougnat says:

    definitely my hubby. He is such an amazing person. and no I don’t think I’ve told him that lately!

  • 217
    Denise McClain says:

    My father is my biggest role model. Eight years ago I bedame a single mother of 4 sons and he has been there for me every day. He is battling lung cancer and has not missed a single day of work. He is my hero. I thank him every chance I get which is often.

  • 218
    Amy G. says:

    Oh, I’ve always been a “daddy’s girl,” so definitely my daddy. Honestly, I thought I couldn’t have a better father — until he became a grandfather. He loves my little guy every bit as much as I do and makes him feel like a very special kiddo so much better than my husband and I can. I don’t tell him how much I admire him nearly often enough.

  • 219
    Teresa Blue says:

    My biggest male role model is my husband. He is a hands on dad to our autistic son. Don’t know what I would do without his dedication and support. He works many hours to allow me to be home for our son.
    Can’t name anyone I admire more.

  • 220
    Janet says:

    Sounds cheesy, but my husband. We met when we were teenagers and have been married since we were quite young, so he has been a part of my life for a long time now. He inspires me daily to be a better person. He knows how I feel about him, but I really should express it more often.

  • 221
    Rhonda H says:

    My sweet husband! He is so supportive of everything I do. I am a lucky woman.

  • 222
    Robyn McMurry says:

    My favorite pastor, Curt. He’s truthful, loving, giving and caring. Yep.

  • 223
    PurpleD says:

    This is a sensitive question for me. Both of my grandfathers died in the year I was born and my father wasn’t too involved while I was growing up.

    I didn’t know what it meant to have a special man in my life until I met my husband. He loves and respects me and takes amazing care of our little boy. I’m SO PROUD of him and feel so incredibly fortunate to have met him!

    Tomorrow it’s his birthday, so I’ll make sure it’s extra special!

  • 224
    Karen says:

    My husband for sure. He is the best! He is what I need and he says I am what he needs…so awesome that God put us together!

  • 225
    Kelly says:

    Having trouble posting – hope this isn’t a repeat. My dad and I mentioned how lucky I am to have him in my life this past weekend.

  • 226
    Karyn Schultz says:

    wow, thats a big question. Id have to say that it is my husband. he reminds me to appreciate every aspect of my life all the time. I’d like to think I tell him regularly – but perhaps sometimes indirectly.

  • 227
    Deb says:

    That’s an easy one!! It’s my Dad! I am very much a Daddy’s little girl! He has been such an influence on my life that I married a man very much like him. He and my mom raised me to think for myself and to not be afraid to speak up for myself! We have different views on a lot of things and we love to argue, but he has always been my biggest supporter in whatever I do! I do thank him, but I should do it much more often!!

  • 228

    I’d have to say my spouse. We’ve known each other since we were 14. I like to say he’s my Superman. He has all of those qualities: integrity, strength, bravery, always looking for the positives in every situation. I never let a moment go by without expressing how much I love him and how thankful I am to be blessed by the beautiful children we share. He’s my hero and always will be. πŸ˜€

    Hugs and Blessings
    Alicia

  • 229
    Caren B says:

    I would have to say my uncle over the past few years.

  • 230
    Dette M. says:

    My biggest role model is my dad – the gentlest soul who ever lived. Wish he was still around so I can thank him.

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    Kerry says:

    My husband. He’s kind and generous and loving and my partner in everything. I do thank him, often, because I know how lucky I am to have found him and to be loved by him. In fact, I just thanked him again.

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    Kathy McDonald says:

    I was so fortunate to grow up with a stepfather who was the best possible male role model to my sister and me. We were six and seven years old when he and our dear mother married, and he was always there for us. He passed away a ittle over two years ago, and not a day goes by that I don’t miss him terribly. He was a great man.

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    Charlette says:

    My father is my biggest role model. He is the best Dad in the world and I love him dearly. I truly am a Daddy’s little girl. He has always told me and my sister and brother that your family is the best thing in your life. Because he sure does love his family. And boy is he right. I tell him often in many ways!

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    Sharon D says:

    My biggest male role model was my father, an excellent father and man. He passed away when I was 13, but I remember telling myself that if I messed up my life from then on, it was my own fault–I had already been raised enough and taught enough by my father in 13 years to have me set. And now I’m married to a wonderful husband, a man of integrity just like my father was.

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    Margaret C says:

    My husband. He’s amazing, and is currently putting his career on hold to be the carer of our 3yr old DD. I am so glad that she has such a great man in her life to look up to and to give her such a stong grounding in her life. I regularly tell him how great he is (and how great all my friends think he is!) but he is so modest that he doesn’t get it. I am very blessed.

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    jeni allen says:

    for sure my dad. he has been a 100% constant. he is selfless, full of charity, full of faith, full of dependence on the Lord. i love him so much…he has been my rock in many things i just didn’t know how to deal with…100% constant.

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    My husband. He’s taught me alot about listening instead of rambling. He also has a great sense of “doing the right thing” no matter what. Thanks for the chance to win, Nichole!

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    Margaret says:

    My husband is my role model. He puts his family first. I just wish he would take time to relax and enjoy life.

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    Connie Fisher says:

    My Dad. I do tell him how much I appreciate and love him; but it isn’t often enough. He and my stepmother are going through a divorce right now and I think he needs some “positive” in his life—-so I am going to Thank him often for all he has and continues to do for his whole family. I love him with all my heart!

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    Holly says:

    My husband, most definitely. I thank him every day for all the little things he does for me and I will always be so grateful that we found each other.

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    Linda w says:

    The biggest role model in my life would definitely have to be my Dad. He would try to fix anything himself whether he knew how to or not. He would learn. He managed to always be debt free. I miss him a lot.

    stamp on…

  • 242
    Lynn Brown says:

    My dad is my biggest role model. I haven’t thanked him lately, but I’ll be sure to do that soon!

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    Gloria Reynolds says:

    My father was my role model. Having limited funds throughout his life, he still managed to raise a family of 10 well-adjusted, productive adults! Although he passed two years ago, I never failed to tell him how important he was to me.

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    calliezant says:

    All of ‘my guys’ are the absolute best-My husband, my sons and my Dad. They mean the world to me!

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    Jeni says:

    I would have to say my husband. He stood by my side through a really tough time last month. I haven’t thanked him enough for that. He is a really great guy & I am lucky to have him!

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    Melissa Steger says:

    My hubby, he is thoughtful, loving, hard working, and has taught me not to sweat the small stuff. I thank him often for being such a wonderful man!

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    Elizabeth S. says:

    I would have to say my dad! He taught me so many things and we even worked together in a screenprinting business and he taught me everything about it and it was the best job I ever had. I wish I could tell him in person how much he means to me all the time but he is no longer with us.
    Now it is my husband and I do tell him all the time how much he means to me.

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    Suzie says:

    The biggest male role model in my life has been my grandfather. He taught me many things about life – both physical and emotional aspects – things I will never forget and have always tried to apply in living my life.

    I wish I had an opportunity to tell him before he passed away that he had such a huge impact on my life. I believe he looks down on me now and sees it! πŸ™‚

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    Margaret Peltier says:

    A girl always wants to marry a man just like her father – my Dad is a wonderful man – who was and still is always there for me even since having a stoke 2 yrs ago – but the most important man in my life is definitely my HUSBAND – he has been the rock of stability for me and our two daughters – he takes care of the house, the children and most of all us – especially my since I have been ill since February and in need of another surgery! We don’t have much but his love makes up for all that we don’t have!

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    Debra B. says:

    My dad, I guess. Not many men in my life and my dad wasn’t all that involved, but he was all I had…He did his best.

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    Lori M says:

    My husband hands down!! He is the most caring, generous, forgiving and amazing man I have ever met!! I thank him all the time!!

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    Paula Laird says:

    I think my dad and my husband are tied. My dad is very focused, fun, brilliant, and sincere. My husband is laid back, insightful, caring, goofy, spontaneous, and all-around amazing. I try to tell my husband all the time how much I appreciate him. i think my dad could use a card! I’ll get right on that. πŸ™‚

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    Diana Scollo says:

    My dad is my role model and my hero. He is 82 years old, survived the unexpected death of my mom 12 years ago, had bypass surgery three years ago, still works and finds time to see his kids, grandkids and great – grandchildren. Everytime Italk to him or see him I tell him I love him.

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    ValerieC says:

    Easy…my DAD! What an amazing man! He has always been the best role model. He retired 9 years ago. My daughter became very’ very sick and he has picked upthe slack in every way. He also visits for coffee everyday. I look forward to it everyday! I love him so, so do my childen, and most everyone who knows him!

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    Wynn H says:

    My brother-in-law is my biggest male role model. He made a promise to my dad before he died that he would take care of my mom, my sister and me. He is the most honest, kindest and most caring person I know.

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    Suzy girl says:

    My father, who is in heaven. He still plays such an important part in my life to this day. I talk to him all the time and he can hear me.

    Thanks for the opportunity for the great giveaway.

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    Jessica says:

    Although I have been blessed to have grown with an abundance of male role models (my dad, grandfathers, uncles, etc), I would have to say right now I look to my husband. He is the best ever! He is completely selfless, and gives up a majority of his free time to spend with me and our three kids. Our kids are extremely blessed to have their dad be so involved in their activities and interests. Sometimes I hate to admit, but he is the better parent!

    Jessica S.

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    Keisha says:

    The biggest male role-model in my life in my dad. I don’t think I realized it until I moved away. He is so incredibly smart, I wish I had half his knowledge and skills! He always knows what to do when I have a problem. He and my mom came to visit my husband and I last week and we had a good time. I love my dad!!

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    Susan says:

    My dad was the biggest male role model in my life. He could always make me laugh, taught me to look for the positive in everyone, and was the nicest person I’ve ever known. Sadly, he and my mom both passed away two years ago. I miss them alot. I think they both knew how much I loved them though. Daddy would have gotten a kick out of the VW stamp – all of us kids got a VW beetle for our first car.

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    Kris says:

    My Dad. Even though he’s a man of few words, those words tend to be wise ones. I do need to thank him because it’s been too long!

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    BarbaraB says:

    I guess I am like most of you and can say that my Dad had most affect in my life. He always thought I was smart and encouraged me to go to college. I was the first in my family to ever go to college!

    I can’t thank him any more because he passed away over 25 years ago.

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    Lois Noyes - MN says:

    My dad has been such a positive influence on me and on how I try to raise my children. He died at an early age – 56 – and never got to meet any of my children. I miss him every day, but feel blessed to have had him as my dad.

  • 263
    Jackie W. says:

    It would have to be my husband – he is so awesome and kind! I do need to thank him more often, for sure! Thanks for the reminder!

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    Melissa D. says:

    I am lucky enough to have two great men to look up to. My father has always been someone who stood for what is right in my life and I have always strived to please him. My husband is the second man. He has been a true blessing to me and without him I don’t know where I would be.

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    Jennifer H. says:

    My dad is my biggest male role model. I watched him fight cancer last summer and he never lost his courage. I didn’t thank him enough while he was alive, but he taught me to live each moment to the fullest and never forget how blessed I am. Those are lessons I hope to pass on to my own children.

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    Candyf says:

    My dad was my biggest male role model. Sadly, I lost him in September, but I’m thankful for the time we had together and all the wonderful memories he left with me.

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    Elaine McDaniel says:

    My husband, who puts our 3 daughters and myself first in everything he does. And I’m sure we never thank him enough!

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    Darlene J says:

    One of my heroes is my late husband. He died at a very young age, we had only been married for about 5 years. I always admired the father he was, his work ethics and the dignity he showed why facing a losing battle with cancer.

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    janelparis says:

    My biggest male role model in my life is my husband. He is the most patient (I don’t know who else could put up with someone like me!), kind, giving, and loving person I know. He is the best daddy to our little daughter and the best husband! I could go on, but I won’t! I thank him, and God everyday for being in my life. =)

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    Laura Bassen says:

    My husband, and I don’t tell him nearly enough!

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    Olenka Perez-Additon says:

    my father has always been a great role model for me and I am very happy that I had the time I did with him. I sure do miss him πŸ™

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    Lori W says:

    Without a doubt, my husband. He amazes me daily by being not only a wonderful husband and incredible dad but a genuinely amazing man. I thank God for him daily, but I probably don’t thank him enough. Looks like I have a card to make… πŸ™‚

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    Michelle Caldera says:

    My husband, for being the kind of father to my kids that I never had for myself. He is never taken for granted!

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    Candi Peterson says:

    My grandpa. At age 88 he was still jogging 2 miles a day. This inspires me to remember that I have no excuse for exercising. He always has a smile or a joke for everyone. He died when I was a freshman in college so I can thank him now. But I love him very much. Miss You Papa Al. See you in the funny papers with Papa Morrie!

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    Diane S. (momoffive) says:

    It has to be my Dad. He was the type of guy that didn’t talk much but when he did you needed to listen. What he said was always very well thought out and full of wisdom. I need to be more like him! Miss you Dad!

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    Sally says:

    My Dad is the most solid male role model. I refer to him as my Chief Professional, Academic, Financial and Personal Adviser. While he is not perfect, He has a heart of gold and strives to “do right” by others. For my first 18 years, I was not too keen on him, but I can’t imagine my life without him. He is a leukemia survivor, so I tell him how much he means to me pretty regularly. Life is short so I make sure he knows how much I value him.

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    April C. says:

    My dad is absolutely my biggest role model. He has worked hard his whole life to give his family the things they needed. Yet, always took the time to play with us kids, or talk. No matter how tired he was/is he is always there for me. I do tell him often how big of an impact he has on my life. And how thankful I am that he is such a positive role model for my son. I love him so much.

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    Karin says:

    It would for sure be my Dad. When my mom passed away 5 yrs ago, he and I started walking together every morning and I appreciate the time together more than anything.

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    Donna Cozzi says:

    My dad for sure. He passed about 30 years ago when I was 20. Never really got to say thanks for always being there for me. When you are a kid, you take things for granted. He is not here but still teaches me things. I think of him often

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    Nancy Ludwick says:

    My dad was probably the biggest influence on my life–he was a wonderful role model for me. My husband has also been a wonderful influence–his compassionate care for his family and the people in his congregation is wonderful to see!

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    Amber k says:

    My biggest male role model/influence is my husband. He is so supportive and loving. He is also the least shelfish person I know. I thank him all the time whether it is making him a card for no reason or just letting him know I much I love him.

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    Kathy Allen says:

    My Grandfather!! He was the first man who showed me love and caring. And what a character he was! He has since passed and I do miss him terribly.

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    Sheryl Mosko says:

    I have to say that I am so inspired by the 6th grade science teacher that I work with. He is an awesome role model for all the boys in the class as well as being a creative, caring and thoughtful person. I certainly will thank him tomorrow in school.

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    Lori Y says:

    It would have to be my husband. I love watching him be a dad to our 3 kids. He teaches, disciplines, and inspires with love. I probably need to thank him more often than I do!

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    Necola says:

    My father, who passed eight years ago. Wow didn’t realize how many years had passed until I type this. He was one of a kind. He is missed.

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    misse336 says:

    My dad has been the biggest role model in my life. I remember him always being there at all of my events growing up. My boys always run to see grandpa whenever we’re at church too and I envision him being a large role model in their lives too.

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    Pam says:

    Dads are the best role model. They teach you your values, your hobbies, and often times your life long passions.

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    Kathy V. says:

    It was my brother, but he passed away 4 years ago. But I still try to live up to what he stood for.

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    TinaH says:

    I have an uncle that was like a father to me. He took care of us kids when we were younger, taught us important life lessons, various useful information (check your oil, how to change a tire, etc.), and loved us like his own children. No I haven’t thanked him in a long time. I have a sudden desire to pick up the phone.

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    Barbara says:

    Definitely my Dad. My Dad who is now passed, came to this country from Europe. He didnt speak English,had little money and was scarred from the atrocities of war. HE taught me strength, perseverance and to trust in God. I miss him so much

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    sandy says:

    My daddy!! He is the best, most honest man I have ever known. He is a wonderful daddy to us and a wonderful husband to our mom. I love to send cards to their house and he always checks the mail so he gets them first and takes them in to mama for her to open.

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    Carolyn G. says:

    It has to be my Dad. He has taught me a lot about character, honesty, work ethic, and God. He directed me in the right path, and is always there for me. I’m sure I don’t tell him often enough how important he is to me. I couldn’t have asked for better parents.

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    Trudie Vick says:

    My father. He had the patience of Job. He put up with me for years. My husband takes a close second. Good Luck to all.

    Trudie
    Vick

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    Ami Alvarez says:

    My dad! He is the smartest, funniest, most honorable man I know. I tell him all the time how much I love him!

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    Candice says:

    My husband is my biggest role model. He has taught me to be sensible and realistic in life. πŸ™‚

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    Jada says:

    I would have to say my husband. He’s taught me what unconditional love is. He has been the one true rock I could count on when times were tough since we met 12 years ago. He’s put up with me all these years of friendship and almost 4 years of marriage, seen me through a divorce and really bad breakup. He’s always been the first person to show up when I need help. He works hard every day to make sure our family’s needs are met. No, I probably haven’t thanked him in a while but I’m going to make him a card to remind us both how thankful I am.

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    Anemone says:

    My stepfather – hands down. My biological father died before I even turned one & my Mom married my stepdad when I was three. I have called him Dad all these years because I don’t even think of him as my stepdad – he IS my dad. I couldn’t have gotten a better one if I’d gone into the store & picked one off the shelf. He is caring, a man of integrity and hard work, supportive of my mom, my siblings & I and is a fantastic example of being a Dad, husband, son & friend. I probably don’t thank him as often as I should, but I do make a point of thanking him & telling him how special he is to me every year on Father’s Day.

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    Donette B says:

    My father is my biggest role module… He taught me so much growing up and still today I continue to grow from his actions. He is battling cancer and MS and I see his strength, courage and perseverence daily. I’m in awe of his ability to continually fight his disabilities…he’s an inspiration to me and my family.

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    Denean says:

    My husband. He is everything I am not, and I thank him everyday!

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    Maureen P says:

    wow…tough question…although I guess the male who has had the biggest impact on my life is my dad (for better or worse at times). He was a good provider and did things with our family…but strict and stubborn (hmmm, a little/lot like me!!). I am thankful for all the good qualities I got from him πŸ™‚

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    Wendy says:

    I would definitely say my Dad. He has always worked soooo hard to provide for our family. Even though I’m now 31 years old and out on my own, he’s still my hero and I’m still his little girl.

    I made him a thank you card recently, but I should definitely thank him more often!

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    Mel says:

    My dad. And I’m flying home this year for Father’s Day weekend to celebrate with him!

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    peggysue says:

    My husband is the greatest, I could go on for pages, but suffice to say he is a fabulous role model for anyone who wants to see what it is to be a good father and husband. My dad also has passed away but he was special, I knew he loved me and he gave me a good start in life and hope to find someone who would treat me well.

  • 304

    My grandfather has been one of my biggest male role models. He was always there for my mom and us whenever we needed anything. Family always came first and he would do anything for us, without complaint.

  • 305

    Do we ever thank our role models enough? I’d have to vote for my dad — who has always taught me to keep chugging through thick and thin. If I could be 1/2 as smart and 1/2 as hard working and 1/2 as good, I’d be that much better of a person. πŸ™‚ Definitely don’t thank him enough.

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    CarolLynn says:

    My husband is definitely my biggest role model. I’m the person I am today because of him but I’m sure he would say the same. I’ve been married to him for over 27 years. He is so responsible, loyal and trustworthy and most of all, a wonderful role model for our daughter.

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    Lisa F. says:

    I’d have to say that my Heavenly Father is my biggest male role model. His example of how to live and His love for me is an inspiration!

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    Babies- Beth says:

    First off, my sweet, kind, gentle, politically correct, honest, sharing DH. It’s tough to top that, but Barack Obama comes in a distant second.

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    Lori says:

    Definitely my dad! I have thanked him recently, but it was probably because he helped me install a new door knob and not because of his impact on me–LOL! I could never thank him enough for all he’s done for me and all he’s taught me.

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    lorena b. says:

    My dad was certainly a role model that I didn’t appreciate or understand all the time. He passed on 11 years ago and I see now how much influence he left behind on me & my siblings. Wish my daughter could have known him!

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    Emmy says:

    My husband is amazing. He works so hard to support our family. He gives me so much strength and love. I try to thank him often, especially when he goes above and beyond.

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    Kathleen Pennington says:

    My dad, he was great. He is gone now but I miss him still.

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    Kelly Schirmer says:

    My father died when I was 4, and then my mom when I was 18. I am lucky that I have 2 sisters that are quite a few years older than me, and their husbands have always helped look after me, too. I would say I have 2 fantastic brothers-in-law that I look up to alot!

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    jackie M. says:

    My brother who taught me that life is about relationships and living as a caring loving participant in life. He impacted so many lives before being killed by a drunk driver in a tragic accident three years ago. I think of him every day.

  • 315

    My father… and if I try to thank him for being such an amazing dad, he gives me that sideways look as if to say “don’t get mushy on me”. What a guy!

  • 316
    Danielle DeLong says:

    My husband is definitely on a pedestal to me. His dedication is second to none- as a father, spouse, and as a soldier.

  • 317
    Lee Anne says:

    Right now, I would have to say my father. Since he was diagnosed with cancer in November, I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting on my childhood and our relationship since I have grown up. With a short 6 months left, I’m planning on making a book of memories for my sisters and me. Your stamps this month will be perfect. Thanks so much for helping me cherish some memories!

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    Kathy says:

    My Dad was definitly my biggest influence and I wish every day that I could thank him one more time. I’m sure he knew how important he was to me and still is….Thanks for the opportunity to write it down!

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    V Reed says:

    My step-mom is a huge role model to me. She has been amazingly supportive and my cheerleader as well. She was and still is an incredible mom, even though that wasn’t part of the job description when she married my dad. She is hugely giving and took incredible care of my grandmother as she went through Alzheimer’s. I could not have asked for a better mom even the first time around. She says the biggest thanks I have given her for her gift to me is by calling her “mom”.

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    Janis says:

    My hubby and my brother…both are incredible, godly men. Yes, I thank them!

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    Karen says:

    My Dad! He taught me the most important thing in life was to love Christ and others!I tell him every chance I get.

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    Susan says:

    Definitely my dad – although he never had the opportunity to finish school I always say he is the wisest man I know! Yes, I thank him often – now it’s even easier since he and my mom moved back from Arizona to spend more time with us! Pretty cool.

  • 323
    Mari Pearson says:

    My dad he has given us kids everything we needed to grow up healthy, well adjusted people. Thanks Dad.

  • 324

    Well, my biggest male role model is my Dad – and I wish I could thank him for the impact he had on me but unfortunately he passed away a couple years ago. Nevertheless I wish to make him proud of me with the way I live my life and how I go my way. Just like he had taught me.

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    saral says:

    My biggest male role model was my grandfather. He passed away 13 years ago. I have been thinking about him a lot since my grandmother passed away earlier this week. He was an incredible man who valued his family first. I am sure I did not thank him enough for all he meant to me. My husband is an amazing person who I treasure and shows me what a great partner and father looks like every day.

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    Carrie T says:

    I would have to say my dad. He was an honest, intelligent and fair man. I wish that I could thank him, but he passed away unexpectedly almost 13 years ago. He was a smart man who gave me the wisdom to wait for the right man (even thought it took a long time!), my wonderful husband who is a lot like him.

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    Julie Batta says:

    My brother. He does it all, farms, cooks, cleans, does laundry, treats his wife like a princess, is a wonderful father to his son, everything. And I actually have told him how I admire him and all he does for the love of others.

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    My hubby! He always takes charge and is first to jump up and help anyone. He is incredibly supportive of me and always encouraging me to do what I love. I have to thank him more often! sometimes I forget πŸ™‚

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    Sunny Penn says:

    My father is my biggest role model. My dad lost his father during Korean War when he was 7 years old. He practically did not have any father figure in his life but he has been the best dad anyone can ever ask for.

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    Michelle Mabry says:

    I would have to say my husband. He is a great provider and works very hard. He’s an excellent father and husband. He takes a lot of time off from work to help out with their sport activities. He is honest and very trustworthy, and loves the Lord.

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    Renee V. (happystamper05) says:

    My step-dad. I never fully appreciated while growing up all he did for our mom and for us children until I remarried. Now I see him in a whole new light and am thankful for the love and commitment he gave to all of us.
    Have I told him that lately? Yea, I did – just a few months ago… but it never hurts to say it again, does it?

  • 332
    LeAnn says:

    Hands down . . . my husband!! To know him is to be in awe of him. Really, I am the luckiest person in the world and better for knowing and sharing my life with him.

  • 333
    Theresa says:

    My husband is my biggest role model. He always puts everyone’s needs before himself, he’s confident, trustworthy, honest and just an all around amazing guy! I thank him all the time but to me it is never enough!

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    Kathy Mook says:

    My dad taught me that we show our love by doing – My Uncle taught me that you should laugh a lot – My husband I rely on now completely.

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    betty lou says:

    Since you used the present tense, I would have to say my uncle. He has been in a wheelchair all my life, after contracting polio as a teenager. He has never let the wheelchair stop him from having a ‘normal’ life, even riding all the rides with me at an amusement park when I was a kid! (The attendant would lift him out of his chair, and place him in the ride with me!) He has been an inspiration for my whole family as he never complains, attends church activities regularly, ‘helps’ other people…all the time praising God! No, I haven’t thanked him near enough…thanks for reminding me!

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    Deb says:

    My biggest male role model in my life is my pastor when I was in college. My father passed away when I was only 3 years old. My pastor was the first guy that I saw live out a sacrificial role as husband and dad.

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    Lemur says:

    My DH is so great. He just knows how to make it all work out no matter what life throws at me. I thank him often, but never enough!

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    Lizzie Jones says:

    My grandpa is my greatest male role model. He was sick recently and I went to go take care of him for awhile during his recovery. I’m not great at talking about the sentimental side of things, so that was my way of telling him how much he means to me. He carried me when I needed him and I tried to return the favor as much as I possibly could. I think he understood everything I was trying to say.

  • 339

    My Dad has taught me so much, including hanging drywall, siding…I think i am the boy never had. I let him know only during special occasions how important he is. Not nearly enough

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    MicheyMoo says:

    For me …… there are two significant fellas in my world. My boss, a lovely older man who is dedicated both to his work (Breast Cancer Surgeon) and his family. He’s my go-to person to talk things of life over with.

    Any my Pastor…..a man of vision and who leads us with integrity and passion. Is all about releasing the potential inside each one of us and not threatened at all by the gifts in others.

    I have thanked them in the past and absolutely will be thanking them again in the days ahead (plus I thank God constantly for their presence in my life).

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    Jennifer Wilcox says:

    My dad was my role model. Unfortunately, he passed away 13 years ago. He always worked extremely hard to make sure we had what we needed. He was also there when my son and I lived with my parents when my son was little. He was an excellent role model for my son as well, acting as a father figure for him. I will always be thankful for having such a great dad!!

  • 342
    Emily W. says:

    I think my biggest male role model was my grandfather. His dad died when he was very young. His older brother was MUCH older and not around. He fought in WWII, but didn’t talk about it. But he worked hard, raised 6 great kids through discipline tempered with humor, was married to the love of his life for just about forever and, when she got very ill with a terminal disease, he took care of her in their home until the very, very end.

  • 343
    Kristi Lewis says:

    It would be between my husband and my dad. Both are just awesome examples of what a true Godly man should be. I could not have asked for better role models for my two boys. love them all so much and so very thankful for them.

  • 344
    Terry W says:

    My dad is my hero! He just turned 92 last month and is the kindest, most ethical person I know. He is definitely my role model. We’ve almost lost him a couple of times, but he’s still going strong. I thank him all the time for the way he and my mom raised us.

    Terry

  • 345

    My husband is obviously a huge influence in my life. Aside from him, his father (my father-in-law) is the best guy I’ve ever known, he would do ANYTHING for us. He even came out to our house on his birthday one year to help with some pluming issues. Let’s just say that didn’t end pretty or smell pretty, haha!

    I try to thank them both on a regular basis, but can you ever say thank you enough?

  • 346
    Mariah says:

    Definitely my husband…he is my soulmate and my absolute best friend. And sometimes life gets so busy, that I don’t thank him enough for all that he does for myself and our family. Thanks for the reminder…I’m going upstairs to tell him right now!

  • 347
    Jackie Barry says:

    My biggest role model is my Grandad. He passed away about 20 years ago but I think of him often. In fought in World War 11 and was subjected to some horrific experiences. But he was a modest man and lived his life always wanting to give, and to set a positive example for others.

  • 348
    Jen Rhome says:

    My Dad is my biggest male role model. Yes i thank (and mom) for showing me that for better or for worse together you can get through anything.

  • 349
    Kelly Braund says:

    Definately my grandpa. Unfortunately I lost him a few years ago, but I was very fortunate to be extremely close with my grandparents my whole life and my grandpa lived to meet all 3 of my kids. He was an amazing man and I still think of him daily and thank God for my time with him.
    My biggest thank you to the impact he had on my life was having him & my step-dad walk me down the isle together at my wedding.

  • 350
    Lisa mosher says:

    It would be my husband he is a great husband and father to our five kids.

  • 351
    TracyTracy says:

    I think I would say my father and my father -in-law jointly. My dad has always been there with advice and support, and altho I am living far away, I think I am doing well due to his silent strength behind me. And my father in law is close-by, and is such a huge, new source of inspiration and was a huge part of making my dear husband who he is today. And I do thank my dad often, but maybe I need to say something to my FIL….

  • 352
    MelissaT says:

    My uncle, my father died when I was a baby, and when I was a child, my uncle was so thoughtful and kind to me.

  • 353
    Jing-Jing says:

    Dr. Gossett from college. And no, I haven’t told him lately πŸ™‚

  • 354
    Carol W. says:

    My husband is definitely my biggest male role model. He is so thoughtful, generous, spiritual and just an overall good person. He makes me strive to be better every day, I just love him so much!

  • 355
    Karen Bates says:

    My husband is my male role model. He is a teacher and coach. He is the type of man that both students and adults can look up to. I do thank him, but probably not near enough

  • 356
    Vicki B says:

    It would have to be my husband. He is honest, caring and giving. He always takes time to listen to people and offer help in any way he can. He treats people with kindness and he is respected by all our friends for his caring and giving ways. We have been married for 24 years and he hasn’t changed this positive attitude at all. I have learned patients, understanding and above all to be positive from him by the way he treats me, family, and friends. I consider him a wonderful role model.

  • 357

    My husband… he is a wonderful father, patient and supportive. He is a terrific husband too. I thank him all the time.

  • 358
    bethieh says:

    Its a tie – my husband and my awesome 6th grade teacher from many, many years ago. My hubby because he is such a great dad. Honest, fun, makes me and the kids laugh, great provider. My 6th grade teacher for the wonderful memories and lessons I learned from him so many years ago.

  • 359
    danny says:

    most people will tell you it’s their dad or hubby but for me it’s actually my brother! and yes, i thanked him just yesterday for a great advice πŸ™‚

  • 360
    Donna Simpson says:

    My Dad has to be the best male role model that I have ever had. He passed away 8 years ago.

  • 361
    Ivette Melzer says:

    That would definitely be my father. He has taught me so many things over the years. He has always been a great father and I thank him whenever I can.

  • 362
    Paula says:

    My Dad. He was a hard worker and taught me to work hard as well. He valued education, even though he was not able to go to college. He expected all of us to finish college. He was a great man and I still miss him a lot. He would have been 100 this year if he were still alive. My husband and my 4 boys are wonderful role models as well. I do try to thank them and let them know that I appreciate them on a regular basis.

  • 363
    Kelly Marie says:

    Definitely my Dad. He is strong and smart and kind. I’ve always wanted to be just like him since I can remember.

  • 364
    Cynthia B. says:

    I come from a family of 3 girls…so my dad has been my biggest male role model. He taught me what a woman should expect from a husband, and I’m glad my own hubby meets/exceeds those standards.
    I wish I could tell my dad what an impact he’s had on my, but the past few years have not been kind to him; my mom really handles most everything for him.
    It’s a great reminder to all of us to tell those men in our lives what they mean to us!

  • 365
    Amy says:

    My husband is such a wonderful role model for me, especially. I tell him pretty regularly that I think he’s a “keeper” πŸ™‚

  • 366
    Carmen says:

    Definitely my husband. He is a great man! Honest, loving and hard working. I do need to thank him more often for being such a great guy and making us so happy.

  • 367
    Marty B says:

    My Dad for his leadership, gentleness & love for his family. My husband, his love & support for me & his wisdom.

  • 368
    Janis says:

    I read the question and tears came to my eyes! My Dad is my biggest role model….I love him very much! I tell him all the time!

  • 369
    Amy says:

    My dad is certainly a role model for me….although he wasn’t home much when I was growing up, I knew he was working those late hours for us! So, I enjoyed the time I had with him during the weekends!! I will certainly let him know how much I appreciate hime!

  • 370
    Andrea says:

    My dad – he is kind and generous towards everyone. I tell him I love him almost everyday!

  • 371
    Betty says:

    my dad was my role model – he’s been gone over 30 years and thinking back I probably didn’t thank him or told him I loved him enough – but his love for me and mine for him keeps him alive for me.

  • 372
    Sherri P eh says:

    Always my Dad. I find it easier to tell him in writing, in the form of cards and scrapbook pages. Emails too! Face to face is just for ‘I love you’s’, otherwise, we both get too emotional.

  • 373
    StephG. says:

    My hero is my stepfather and I did make him a handmade card to thank him for being the wonderful role model he is on his birthday a couple of weeks ago.

  • 374
    Pam says:

    My husband who is also the father of our two sons. He is the best and a wonderful example to our sons. Love him!

  • 375
    Roni says:

    My dad. He taught me love and respect for others. I will be eternally grateful for having a dad like him. I have told him lately what he means to me.

  • 376
    Kathi says:

    My biggest male role model in my life growing up was my dad. And my husband is an awesome male role model to my son & daughter. And I can’t wait to make them both multiple thank you cards with the new stamps sets coming out tonight!! thanks nichole!

  • 377
    Polly says:

    My dad was definitely my biggest role model..he was wise and caring and had a great sense of humor!

  • 378
    Jackie says:

    My husband…and my pastor!!!

  • 379

    I have had a shortage of male role models. My Dad is out of the picture, his father was never close with us and my other grandfather died before I was born. My husband is probably my biggest role model – he is caring, kind, smart, funny, loving, responsible, hard-working… everything I imagine a ‘man’ should be. And he LIKES that I stamp!! And yes, I thank him and remind him of this daily.

    Thank YOU and your team for creating so many fantastic sets and products this month, AND for a chance to win this INCREDIBLE release!

  • 380
    Linda L says:

    Although he’s been gone for seven years now, my dad was definitely the biggest role model in my life. I still catch myself wanting to go to him for advice in a situation. Fortunately, I married a man very much like my father so I have my husband for influence and counsel as well. It’s been a pleasure watching our three sons grow into strong, positive men because of both these men. If your biggest male role model is still in your life, be sure to thank him while you can!

  • 381

    Hands down, it’s my father. He has taught me so many things that are useful for a girl to know! He has given me is a sense that I can tackle any project my heart desires. If I get stuck, he’s right there to help. I’m thanking him all the time!

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    laurie hunt says:

    Gosh, I would have to say it was my dad. He is no longer with us, but I certainly learned a lot from him. It was not necessarily a direct teaching thing either, I just learned by watching him. I find I can do almost anything I set out to do because I watched how he tackled so many things that I just go at it like dad would. It’s pretty amazing. Needless to say, he passed before I could thank him, because I didn’t realize how much I learned from him until he was gone.

  • 383
    Heather B. says:

    For my first 20 years of life, I would have to say my Dad was my role model. He still is, but now he shares that status with my best friend and husband Jim! When I was a kid I don’t think I ever thanked my Dad so I make sure to try now! I thank my hubby daily for everything he does for our family πŸ™‚
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Heather B.

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    Chris Pittman says:

    Absolutely my Dad. H e just passed away two weeks ago but he knew how we all loved loved him. These last weeks I sent him a card every day and most were made wit PaperTrey stamps.

  • 385
    Shelly says:

    My hero, my conscience, my motivator, my support…. My Dad.

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    see mary stamp says:

    I’m pleased to see so many people say their husband is the biggest male role model in their life. My hubby has definitely had the most impact in helping define who I am as a wife and mother. He’s a stand-up guy, a great father, and an incredibly hard worker, and no – I don’t think I tell him that enough. I’ll have to make sure I do. Great question!

  • 387
    Terri Bills says:

    My husband. He is a kind and loving person who gives so much to others. He does so much for so many.

  • 388
    Amanda M. says:

    The biggest male role model in my life is my Dad. Unfortunately, I haven’t thanked him lately.

  • 389
    Debra says:

    My Daddy! And, hard as it is to imagine, he continues to be 22 years after his passing. I even see his influence of integrity and honor in his grandson. That’s how a real role model keeps the fire burning in his family, I guess. And, yes, I still whisper little thank-yous when I look at his grandson. : ) Thanks for reminding me of this sweet blessing that continues on and on.
    Debra

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    Cheryl says:

    My biggest role model is my grandpa Howk. He was a wonderful kind man. He passed away several years ago and I miss him to this day

  • 391
    Suzanne F says:

    I have been blessed with a wonderful father and an even greater husband, who is my best friend. However, my father-in-law is the most godly man I know. He lives out patience, love, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, truthfulness, self-control while always being a humble man, never calling attention to himself. What greater role model could I ask for? I have told him again just this past month how much I love him, how grateful I am for him in my life, and what an example he is to me and to our children.

  • 392
    Heather says:

    I think the biggest male role model in my life would have to be my wonderful husband. He is the most honest and generous person I know. I would like to think I thank him enough but don’t think I do as much as I should.

  • 393
    varney says:

    My husband and I need to thank him more.

  • 394
    Donna says:

    My husband is my biggest male role model. Our days have been a crazy blur lately between work, having two young boys, and keeping our home running. But when things slow down for a second, I am reminded how amazing he is. He is the best Dad I could imagine for our boys. He works so hard to provide for our family. His values are unwavering. I can talk to him about anything. He is my best friend. He truly is amazing. I try to thank him often. But thanks for the reminder that you really can’t thank someone too much, and that it’s good to take a breath and really tell someone how important they are to you and how much they have changed your life.

  • 395

    It would have to be my Husband. We’ve been married for 16 years this year and we’ve had our fair shares of ups and downs, but through it all he has been my rock.

  • 396
    Rhonda M. says:

    My grandfather is my biggest male influence. I love his determination, his work ethic, his kindness, his love for his family, his respect for the past and interest in the future. He is such a great man and still going strong at 85. I love spenging time with him. I need to remember to thank him more often!

  • 397
    Tina Mayo says:

    I will say my step-Father Charles, he is a Godsend to me, he is and has always been there for me more than my family has, I have a real Father but you can tell he is more my Father than him, he would definitely give me the shirt off my back if i needed it.. and yes, I went by his work on Tuesday to say hi and I love him. :0)

  • 398
    sophie says:

    My dad is very important for me, more time goes by, more I reports me his(her,its) importance. He is my guide, my councillor(adviser), my confidant. And it is in Easter that I thanked him(it), always to say in person what we feel.

  • 399
    Carol says:

    My husband…he is strong, brilliant and loving!

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    Carol R says:

    My dad! He is very supportive, funny and can fix anything! Well, he could not put the ‘teeth’ back on a comb I had picked off when little. BUT he sure is a super man!

  • 401
    Cindy says:

    My Husband, I thank him everyday for being in my life.

  • 402

    Biggest role model in my life……without a doubt my husband.
    I hope I show him enough how much I appreciate and love him.

  • 403
    Julie Martin says:

    Can I have two? My dad was always the person who inspired me and took the best care of me. Those are some big shoes to fill, but my husband makes it look easy. I don’t know what I would do without either of them.

  • 404
    Lesley says:

    Thats super easy. My dad is my male role model. He has always been there for me through thick and thin. He always gets little treats to remind him he’s the best. Lesley

  • 405

    I actually have 2. My dad, who I am so close to that at times we fight. I haven’t told him lately, but I need to. The other is the senior pastor at my church. He was my youth pastor back in 1992, and we have grown up “together”…he married Josh and I, and he buried Josh. He showed me what it means to love people, and I wouldn’t be where I am right now without him. And thankfully, I got to tell him that just the other day. πŸ™‚

  • 406
    Helen F. says:

    For so much of my younger life, my Dad was my role model. He was so hardworking and always put his family first. Now my husband has the same trust and honest qualities of “the man I call my role model”. I try to let them both know often, but probably not enough.

  • 407
    Melissa F. says:

    My husband is by biggest male role model. I’m sure I don’t thank him nearly as often as I should.

  • 408
    Barb W says:

    No question, my father. He was the most loving, understanding, supportive, helpful and caring person. We lost him 5 years ago and he is missed by everyone that ever came in contact with him. He taught me so much.

  • 409

    My dad was my biggest role model. He was strong and kind, smart and funny, and a blessing. He passed away about 14 years ago but I still carry him with me. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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    jamie nania says:

    I would say my parents. They’ve always been there for me and they’re great grandparents to my two little boys. They’ve been married for over 40 years and are still in love. I hope my husband and I can say that in 40 years! And, yes, I think I tell them that quite often.

  • 411
    Cheryl says:

    My dad is a superhero. I am constantly amazed at all he can do, not to mention all of the things he did do for my family growing up. He is almost 81 and still walks about 5 miles a day!

  • 412
    sue says:

    My husband- He is perfect-for me!!!

  • 413
    wendalyn says:

    It would have to be my dad and no I haven’t thanked him lately…

  • 414

    Definitely my husband. He is a wonderful, patient and giving person. I thanked him just this morning for going shopping with both boys to Fred Meyers yesterday!

  • 415
    Janelle says:

    My dad was the biggest male influence — I just don’t think I realized it until he was gone. Now my husband is a great role model for me — and since he’s always on top of everything and planning ahead, he probably wishes I would model myself after him more seriously! I do need to tell him more often what a great influence he is…

  • 416
    Michelle says:

    My brother. He has special needs and i am in awe of his sense of humor and his sunny disposition. He lives far away and I tell him how special he is to me each time I see him.

  • 417
    shiloh says:

    My dad is my biggest role model for sure! When my life gets crazy he is always there to help me out and I love him for always putting us first!

  • 418
    Cathy A. says:

    That would have to be my best friend Dennis. We were just chatting on the phone last week and I am so glad that I tell him how much I love him. He is a very special friend.

  • 419
    Kathy Archer says:

    My Dad was my biggest role model. We were raised in the 50’s and 60’s and raised to believe we could be anything we wanted. Ahead of his time my Dad. Been gone 20 years now and I think of him and thank him every day

  • 420
    Alison says:

    My grandfather. Sadly, he passed away almost 10 years ago. I only hope I told him enough while he was still with us.

  • 421
    Linda says:

    I can honestly say my biggest male role model is my hubby. He is such a hard worker and has endless patience in how he touches the lives of over 2000 kids everyday in such a positive way.

  • 422
    Mary Eason says:

    I’ve had great role models in my dad and husband, but I’d have to say my son has proven to be an unexpected and wonderful role model. He is a loving, kind, thoughtful and persevering young man. He has taught me the meaning of never giving up. He never lets what other people think of him shape his behavior or thoughts. He is happy with himself. What a joy he is!!

  • 423
    Verna says:

    Definitely my husband and I do try to thank him enough!

  • 424
    Cindy Holshouser says:

    My biggest male role model was my dad. We lost him 8 years ago this month and I miss him so much. He was an incredible man that was well-liked and respected by those that knew him. He was a 1-in-a-million kind of guy.

  • 425
    Ansley says:

    My Hubbie! He’s such an amazing father and Hubbie! Looking forward to the release!

  • 426
    Mary B says:

    Hands down my Dad would be the guy. I doubt I tell him enough. Hopefully I show it it other ways.

  • 427
    Patty Chalas says:

    It was my Dad, he such a honest and working hard guy!
    But lately! It has being God, he is the best friend ever and lovely and caring Father who cares and watch out for everyone every second of the day. I love him so very much…he is my inspiration!!!

  • 428

    I’m going to keep this brief so I don’t start bawling, but my Dad is definitely my biggest role model. He had a severe heart attack on St. Patrick’s Day and the thought of losing him was absolutely horrible. I have always expressed to him how much I love him and how much he means to me, and since his heart attack he’s probably getting sick of it! I am looking forward to having him come out and visit next month. I can’t wait to give him a great big bear hug!

  • 429
    Marilyn Cline says:

    My dad was the biggest role model in my life. I worked with him in our family agribusiness for 27 years, where he instilled fairness, honesty, and hard work in both me and the men who worked for him. He passed away this past July, and I miss him every day.

  • 430
    julie coit says:

    My Dad is the greatest, he has always been there for me and my family. I show him all the time how much I love him we are very close.

  • 431
    Wahinelei says:

    Right now my biggest male role model is my son. He’s 11 years old and is my shining example of how I should live my life. My husband passed away when he was 8 years old. My son cried, grieved, and then moved on to live his life fully. I can’t say the same for myself. Everyday I wish he was still here and wish for the way things were. When my son sees me so sad, he always comforts me by telling me that Daddy is in a better place now. I am so very proud of him and his maturity. He is a becoming a wonderful little man.

  • 432
    Lacie E says:

    It seems like the husband’s are doing something right judging by tonights comments:) My husband is also my biggest role model because he tought me that it’s okay to be myself and not to worry so much about what else anyone else thinks. He showed me how to be happy!!!!!

  • 433
    BethieJ says:

    My hubby! He is an AMAZING father, husband and my best friend..I am a VERY LUCKY GIRL!… and I am equally HAPPY to know my son and DD have such a GREAT man to look up to!
    Happy Release Night!

  • 434

    For sure my dad, he and my mom are still together and together they have been wondeful models for my marriage

  • 435
    Debbie says:

    That would be my father…..he was a wonderful father to us and a great husband to my mother. I wish I could thank him again, he has been gone now for almost 16 years. There isn’t a day go by that I don’t think about him. Am so anxious to see all the new releases tonight. Thanks so much for all your ideas and products!

  • 436
    Jennie C says:

    I’d have to say it is my husband. He is such a champion for important things, no matter what. I especially love how he can see things from my point of view (female) and can be supportive totally when I take on more than I can handle. What a great guy!

  • 437
    Jenny says:

    My fiance is the biggest role model in my life. He has such a big heart and so funny. He makes me laugh everyday. And always puts me and my daughter first. I tell him all the time how much I appreciate it. πŸ™‚ My granddaddy was my role model growing up, he was much like my fiance, had the sweetest personality, always making me smile and laugh. I miss him.

  • 438

    Without a doubt my Traveling Man is my greatest male role model. He is so strong and yet so kind and gentle. He has made me a much better person and I am so grateful to be living our crazy adventure together!

  • 439
    Marty B says:

    My Dad, for his leadership, gentleness & love of family. My husband, who loves & provides for me & yes, his wisdom. I can’t thank them enough.

  • 440
    patty thomas says:

    I almost said my hubby but I must stop and say my father. He is no longer here but he was my first love, my rock, my friend and my inspiration to be more than ordinary. I miss him but I also have a husband that is pretty darn close.

  • 441
    Katarina M says:

    My sweetheart is my daily sustenance. Heart of gold, open minded and totally supportive. I don’t know where I’d be without him!

  • 442
    Mary says:

    My dad who passed away on my birthday in 2007.

  • 443
    Felicia Lie says:

    I have to say both my dad and my mom.
    They are extremely sacrificial. Always putting us kids above themselves!

    I just thanked them yesterday! πŸ™‚

  • 444
    Kim M says:

    My dad, although he passed away 7 years ago, he impacted my life tremendously. I think of him daily and feel very blessed to have been able to call him my father.

  • 445
    Kori says:

    My father. You can never thank someone often enough or let them know how important they are to you too often.

  • 446
    liz says:

    My step dad is my biggest male role model. He came into my life when I was a junior in high school; not exactly the best time to become a dad! But, he showed me kindness and love and treated me just like his other kids. I never thank him enough for treating me as good as he does!

  • 447
    Katie Gehring says:

    My Grandfather, who turns 92 years old on Friday has been the biggest influence. I admire his patience, kindness, and most of all good humor. I am so blessed to have his presence in my life. For his birthday, I sent him a handmade card (PTI- of course) with a gift certificate to his favorite resturant tucked inside.

  • 448
    Laura Fitzgerald says:

    I’m sure this will be the most popular answer for the night, but my dad is my hero. He did so much for us kids when we were growing up, and really taught us right from wrong. I probably don’t thank him enough, but I plan to tomorrow πŸ™‚

  • 449
    Alison H says:

    I’d have to say it’s my DH. I certainly try to let him know how much he is appreciated.

  • 450
    Rhonda R says:

    Definitely, I’d have to answer my Grandfather. His logical approach to everything was very helpful growing up and it has been fun to see him loosen up a little with each great grandchild. Yes,, even tho he is a few states away, I make sure he knows just how much we need him in our lives.

  • 451
    cards4u says:

    My husband is my main role model image. He is faithful, honest, strong, yet gentle and meek. He has a servant’s heart and shows his love through his deeds. The other day he was singing to our 6 y.o. and said “I only have eyes for you…” and our little guy responded nonchalantly “That’s no surprise to me.” We also have three older girls ages 15, 18, and 21 and I just told them the other day this is the kind of guy you want to marry and they smiled and nodded their heads. Probably more than you need to know but had to let you know what a great guy God put in our lives. And yes I let him know I love and appreciate him! Thanks for the chance to play : )

  • 452
    Debbie says:

    I would say my Dad. My Brothers, sister and I are so lucky to have a mom and dad who care about us. They stuck together through thick and thin. My dad is the best and I couldn’t feel luckier! We talk often and one of the things that always comes up is how close all of us are to each other – we all stick together and we learned a long time ago to make sure each and every one of us knows how much we all care.

  • 453
    Deb Else says:

    My dad is my role model. He gave me my base from which to grow, instilling in me & my sisters, a solid work ethic, caring for others, and a great love of family. He allowed us the room to grow and explore while still setting limits. And thank goodness, I still have many times to thank him for all he has done for me.

  • 454
    Hollie Christiancy says:

    My grandpa and unfortunately he is not with us anymore. He always had an opinion and did not have a problem sharing it. I believe that he taught me to stand up for what I believe in no matter what anyone else said or thought.

  • 455
    CHRIS GRIEBLING says:

    My son Cody for teaching me that faith is all we need to get through life.

  • 456
    Amy says:

    My dad. He instilled in me a love of learning, reading and the outdoors.

  • 457
    Lisa Haynes says:

    Hands down, my dad. He joined the military right out of high school served 4 years, went to college, got a degree and flew jets as a member of the US Air Force. He definitely provided “tough love” which gave me the determination to succeed in life. I try to remember to thank him and my mom for providing me with love and the opportunities to fulfill my dreams. He is a wonderul POP to my daughter who adores him!!

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    Marge Sexton says:

    My Husband, he is so patient, kind and easy going…I probably don’t thank him enough; but I promise to try and do that more often. Best of all, he never complains about my stamping obsession : ) Gotta Love That!

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    Lupe Rocamora says:

    My male role model would have to be my husband. He’s a wonderful dad and a great husband.

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    Angie Hamill says:

    My greatest Male Role Model is my father. He has taught me all the important things in life. When I was 16 I asked him to adopt me. He was my step father before then and He always felt more like a father than my biological father. He showed me he loved me, not just told me.

    I thank him all the time. He is such a special man… I am lucky I got to choose my dad. I am also glad my mom married him. =O)

  • 461
    LaurieJ says:

    It would have to be my dad. He has been a constant in my life since I was born. He deserves to be thanked everyday.

  • 462
    Michelle Dyson says:

    My hero is my Dad. He joined the army at 17 to help his mom and brothers and sisters. They sent him to fight in Korea, I dont think I will ever know how much this sacrifice meant. He has always shown me what is important by example. Family, friends, loyalty, honesty, integrity and love of country. I love you Daddy!

  • 463
    jaime aldridge says:

    My Dad in my biggest male role model. He is a hard worker, never complains, always in a good mood, super supportive, there to give great advice or just listen. He has shown me that you have to work hard for what you want-nothing comes easy…and that’s ok. Just enjoy the ride! He has taught me to be honest and humble. Not really by telling me, but rather by showing me in the way he lives his life. I consider myself the luckiest girl to have a dad like mine. Im not sure when the last time i told him this was…probably last father’s day, but i know for sure i will tell him tomorrow when i talk to him! And i’ll be sure to make him a card with my new pti ‘manly’ stamp sets!!

  • 464
    Laura S says:

    My brother has been my biggest male role model. He is five years older than I and has always looked out for me. I hope he knows how much I appreciate all he has done for me.

  • 465
    Ginny A. says:

    My husband is my biggest role model…he supports me and my girls in so many ways. I am thankful every day to have him in my life.

  • 466
    Sandra B. says:

    Definitely my father. He raised my brother and I on his own and I never heard him complain once. I appreciate him very much and need to tell him more often.

  • 467
    Stacy Caddy says:

    I would have to say my Uncle Maynard has had the biggest impact on my life. He has always been my best male role model. He has taught me so much on how to love and to be loved… He is an awesome father to his son’s and a wonderful grandfather to his granddaughters. He has been more like a father to me than anyone…. I do not get to see him as often as I like, he lives in Clear Lake, Ca and I live in No. Nevada. I was able to spend some time with him this past March and I loved on him a lot…

  • 468
    Diane Jaquay says:

    It’s definitely my husband! I married him when I was 35. I had a very bad marriage in my 20’s, so meeting someone like Dave was like a dream come true. He is the most patient, kind, compassionate man I have ever met. He is an EXCELLENT father to our children. He is my best friend and my soul mate. He’s taught me how to be a better person simply by being who HE is. I love him with all my heart and I try and tell him and show him that often!

  • 469
    Michele says:

    My grandfather is my biggest male role model. He has always been there for me when I needed him!

  • 470
    Trish says:

    I have an Uncle that had a stroke many years ago, which left him unable to speak; save for a few words. He always was an important role model in my life. Loving, respectful, honest, patient, all things I admire in a person. I make him cards at least twice a week and mail them to him. Sometimes, I include a poem I have written, or a letter about what is happening in my life currently. It doesn’t matter that he can’t write back, I want him to know I love him. This release is so inspiring. Thanks Nichole and all the designers.

    Trish

  • 471
    Liz Thomas says:

    My hubby for sure! He’s a great father to our son and an adoring husband. He has always supported my decisions, is respectful and considerate, is my sounding board and is like a son to my parents. I DO need to thank him more!

  • 472
    Kelly M says:

    My husband! He is amazingly logical and always helps me put things in perspective. He balances out my overly emotional personality!

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    Kathyc on SCS says:

    My father-in-law was such a special man; family was everything to him; I’m pretty sure he knew how much we appreciated and admired him and I’m happy to say my husband learned so much from him cause he’s a great dad too!
    Kathy Camasso

  • 474
    jen shears says:

    My dad- he’s shown me how important it is to persevere…even when you don’t want to!

  • 475
    Sandy Vincent says:

    The pastor of the church I aattended when I was a teenager. And yes, I recently sent him a note on facebook letting him know how much of an impact he made on my life and my husband’s life.

  • 476
    Paula LacKamp says:

    Definitely without a doubt, my father. He passed away when I was only 12 years old, but he taught me more in those 12 years than anyone else could teach me in a lifetime! He was always patient, loving, accepting, and nurturing. He was kind of a geeky dad… Science experiments, educational stuff, computers, etc. BUT he taught me that geeky stuff can be fun! He also was an amazing artist! He could draw and create things like I’ve never seen before! I remember making a toothpick house for art class with him that was AMAZING! He also made me my very own homemade cabbage patch like doll! YES, my father hand sewed the whole thing himself! He even embroidered the eyes and made his own wig! Hugs were his thing… He loved to give and receive them! I would do anything if only I could have one more chance to thank my father for being the most amazing father a little girl could hope for!

  • 477
    Connie K. says:

    My husband is my biggest male role model, and no, I don’t thank him nearly enough. But I am going to go do that right now.

  • 478
    Cortney D. says:

    My dad is the biggest role model in my life! Everyday, I become more and more like him!

  • 479
    Katie says:

    Definitely my husband. We’ve been together since I was 16 and I have learned so much from him over the years. He is hardworking, intelligent, loves God and has deep integrity. And he is an amazing father to our three beautiful boys! I thank him everyday for all that he is and everything that he does.

  • 480
    Regina M. says:

    This may sound hard to believe, but my 2 year old son is the biggest role model in my life. Both my husband and I realized that, before our little guy was born, we had forgotten what it was like to simply enjoy every single moment of life to the fullest. Sure, there are frustrations and disappointments in life, but think about how hard it is to just learn how to communicate, to walk, to learn what it is to be sad and to discover what it is to be happy. I try to thank my little boy every day for reminding me that the little things are actually very big things and to appreciate them each and every day.

  • 481
    Stephanie S. says:

    My wonderful husband. Yes, I tell him all the time how much he means to me. Such a serious guy but that dry sense of humor gives him away. 100% MALE…

  • 482
    Bonnie Sharp says:

    My biggest male role model is my hubby…..It just seems that every new venture he undertakes turns to gold – it just always works out for us! I am never afraid to believe in him and never have a doubt about my love for him……

  • 483

    Sadly I don’t have a male role model for myself. My father left when I was a little girl…and then he died. So really the bestest male figure in my life is my husband who is the best husband and father any woman could ask for. And I probably don’t tell him often enough how grateful I am that he is who he is to all of us.

  • 484
    Judy S says:

    Definately my Dad. Was always there for me and my siblings. Always willing to go out of his way for us, no matter what.

  • 485
    Amy Zwierz says:

    My Darling Husband. He gives me unconditional love. He is my rock and my world. I have have known no one else like him.

  • 486
    Brandi W. says:

    Definitely my dad. He couldn’t always be at every sports/school event growing up because he worked so much, but he never missed them when he was home and he was always the one cheering the loudest. I don’t live close to home anymore, but when I go visit, Dad always makes sure we hit my favorite local spots and spend some time together. I certainly don’t tell him thank you enough.

  • 487
    Tracy Y says:

    My husband is my biggest role model. We call him “Blue Sky” because he is so positive, encouraging, and supportive. His other nickname is “Baloo the Bear” (from Jungle Book) because he is spontaneous, fun-loving, and the life of the party. I love him dearly, and tell him how much he is appreciated each and every day!

  • 488
    Toia Stevenson says:

    I would have to say both my dad and my husband! They are the most honorable people I know. My dad taught me to love all people no matter what. My husband is the most loyal man I know. He showed me what true friendship is.

  • 489
    Jenny says:

    My dad! He is the hardest working man I know. He has done so much for my family!

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    Vintage Ritz says:

    Wow, I don’t know if I can choose one. My grandfather taught me about unconditional love and the importance of family. My father taught me about honor, integrity, hard work, and the REAL meaning of pride. My husband is a man of unending patience and unwavering loyalty, and my two sons have taught me the joy of mental challenge as well as the freedom in just being in the moment. I’ve been very fortunate to have all these men in my life, and except for my grandfather who passed away three years ago this month, I tell them how I love and respect them ALL the time.

  • 491
    Oralia says:

    My dad was such an inspiration to me and passed on such a wonderful work ethic. I miss him SO much and am grateful to have called him Dad.

  • 492
    LindaR says:

    No question, my dad. He passed away when I was very young, but he left a tremendous influence on me.

  • 493
    Lori Winters says:

    My husband is my role model and over our 30+ years together, I am still learning insights to life through his acts of kindness and relentless pursuit of knowledge. I let him know often that I have been blessed to be his partner in life!

  • 494

    Yes I do thank him and its my BF of 14 years~

  • 495
    bibiana martinez says:

    I did not had a father…but I definitely had 2 grand fathers and they were amazing, they passed away and I feel that I never thanked them enough πŸ™ …they were my role models…and now it is my dear husband…hopefully my 2 guys up there will give me some good luck for tonight’s prize…thanks
    BMZ

  • 496
    Katie Renz says:

    My biggest male role model would be my husband.I probably don’t tell him enough though and I should.

  • 497
    Linda L. says:

    My step Dad who retired from the Navy with 26 years. Man, did he make sacrifices for our family. He definitely deserves cards, the made with love kind.

  • 498
    Kristy says:

    My Dad is my hero! I am a single mom to two boys whose father moved away. My Dad took over as the male figure in their lives. He is a kind, generous, compassionate, brave and talented man. From him, I have learned the lessons of forgiveness, honor, service, and oh so much more. I am so fortunate to have such a wonderful dad and, yes, I tell him all the time how much I love him and how much he means to me.

  • 499

    My husband. He is a huge support with our kids. And yes, I thank him over and over, he is the best!

  • 500
    Lori Hofferbert (loricabo) says:

    My Daddy is the biggest role model for me. I can always count on him for support. He is always fair, loving & kind. I do thank him, although probably not enough. I am still in awe of this man, who adopted my brother & I when he was just 22 years old. I can’t imagine making such a huge commitment at such a young age, but I am so thankful that he did. I couldn’t have asked for a better father!

  • 501
    Nichole Gerllays says:

    I have to say my Grandpa. He’s kind, soft spoken, and he loves his family!

  • 502
    michele says:

    I always love the PTI countdown…so many things to drool over and the cards/projects are always top notch! Your items are great quality, too!

    The male role model in my life has to be my husband. He’s taught me so much and is a constant supporter, always!

    Thank you for your hard work….michele h..

  • 503
    Lee Cockrum says:

    That is a difficult question, there are so many different people that I look to for their various strengths in different areas of life. The quality that I most admire and try to emulate is compassion for all living beings, and generosity. As a child I saw that in my mother, and I have seen it in various ways in others throughout my life.

  • 504
    Kim says:

    Without a doubt it would be my older brother. He never judges me or my decisions and he has always had my back, no matter what.

  • 505
    Jo Eades says:

    I would have to say a lovely man who I met a long time ago when he and his daughters kept their horses at the same place I kept mine. This man treated me like one of his own daughters, going out of his way to do the things that my own father and step-father never did.

  • 506
    Maria M. says:

    My hubby is my biggest role model and I don’t thank him enough!!!

  • 507
    Madricaine says:

    My biggest male role model in my life was my grand-father……..I miss him so much !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 508
    Denise Perhay says:

    My Husband, who has overcome so many obstacles and has been a role model for so many others.

  • 509
    Pam S says:

    It would have to be my dad, and I miss him lots. He was such a supportive, patient and loving father who was always there for me. A very special person. πŸ™‚

  • 510
    Tanya says:

    It is my dad and husband and actually I havent thanked them lately. But I will be sure to do it as soon as I get these new sets and REALLY make them awesome cards πŸ™‚

  • 511
    Heather says:

    I guess the biggest role model for me would be my dad. He taught me to always work hard and do my best and that calling in sick was not an option unless I was dying. I haven’t thanked him recently but thanks for the reminder.

  • 512
    Makiko Jones says:

    It’s my dad…even after 16 years from his death. He is the one who showed me anything is possible if you keep believing and working hard for it. He is the one who told me the family is the most important thing in our life. He is the one who loved arts and taught me how to paint. I’m just like him except he is a male and I’m a female, lol.

  • 513
    Sharon Holden (shaz aussie) says:

    My Grandfather (Grandy) is my biggest role model. He taught me that hard work can get you anywhere in life. He shows us every week that family means everything to him. Even though he is now 85 and in a lot of pain, he keeps going and he doesn’t complain just enjoys life the best he can. Also he is surrounded by Daughters & Grand-daughters all the time and he doesn’t ever wish for more boys in the family. I just love him to bits!

  • 514
    Sue Lelli says:

    My father taught me how to excel and how to stand up for what I believe in. My husband taught me all about love – the kind of love that is still going strong for 22 years. My son has taught me that you can love someone no matter what.

  • 515
    Wendy H says:

    My husband is my biggest influence and I haven’t told him lately, however if I win I could definately make him a great card :).

  • 516
    Janette Childs says:

    My grandfather for always standing for the good things in life, and not settling for any less. I need to thank him more often!

  • 517
    Jara says:

    my Grandaddy- who’s with me in my heart for every garden I plant, every time I drive a stick shift, every time I fly .. miss him n love him:)

  • 518
    Amy Zwierz says:

    I forgot to add , yes I thank him often.

  • 519
    Lin says:

    Well, that’s easy, my husband! I am so honored to have him beside me these 39 years. He has stood beside me during a personal health battle, being my nurse, caregiver, and cook. He is an excellent role model for our 2 sons, who are grown and turning into wonderful men themselves. I can never thank him enough for what he means to me.

  • 520
    Heidi says:

    My Dad is the biggest role model in my life. He is intelligent, gives me great advice (most of the time), but most of all he loves me unconditionally and has always been there when I need a hug! And yes, I have thanked him for being there for me!

  • 521

    My dad and my hubby top the list. My dad passed away this past January and I sure do miss him! My hubby is a stand up guy who works hard and puts family first…..and coincidentally is ALOT like my dad. They both have an irreplaeable spot in my heart.

  • 522
    elana k says:

    It has to be my hubby–he is so good to me and I try to tell him as often as I can how much I appreciate him. πŸ™‚

  • 523
    Dawn says:

    I actually have two. My husband who really is an awesome man. He has what a lot of people don’t have; integrity, honesty, fairness, and faith in God. 2nd person is my old pastor. He helped to instill a moral compass in me to where I can decipher between what is right and wrong and to stand up for my convictions.

  • 524
    Jan Conway says:

    I can definitely say my Dad because he taught the meaning of unconditional love. He also taught me my appreciatin for art and music. I miss him soooo much.

  • 525
    Kari Linder says:

    My dad, he does amazing things for me all the time. But more importantly my Heavenly Father – I thank Him daily for all HE’S done!

  • 526

    My dad has been my biggest role model for the last 35 years… now he has a little competition (within the last 3 years) since I met my wonderful husband. Both are incredibly smart, generous, strong wonderful men & I am blessed to have them in my life!!

  • 527
    Maria says:

    That is easy…my father-in-law because he has shown me what a family truely is and have loved my children unconditionally. With these new stamps I can thank him with a handmade card.

  • 528
    amber r. says:

    i can’t really name one person, but there was a handful men in my life growing up who were/are Godly examples…men who were present and took an active role in my life, even if only for a season (several youth ministers/pastors). but Jesus has been the biggest role model of a faithful man…and yes, i have thanked Him lately! πŸ™‚

  • 529
    Shirley K. says:

    My husband and my dad both have great qualities that I admire. I probably don’t thank them enough, though I should!

  • 530
    Sharim says:

    My husband, he is an amazing guy. We have been together for 25 years, have 2 small kids and every day I let him know how lucky I am.

  • 531
    Laura says:

    My dad is has been my greatest role model. Thanks for reminding me to thank him!

  • 532
    Vicki Sopcak says:

    My dad was the biggest male role model in my life and yes I did thank him. Unfortunately he passed away the summer of 2008 and I really do miss him, but I do hear him talking to me when I have decisions to make and I think….what would my dad say!!! So I guess that means he did a good job and I didn’t forget the things he taught me!!!

  • 533
    Laurie W. says:

    Definitley my dad! He has gone through a lot of rough times and he still stay so positive and full of life!

  • 534
    SharonS says:

    I guess my dad was my biggest male role model. He was a hard worker and loving towards his family. I lost him last July :o(

  • 535
    Karen Ramsey says:

    By biggest role model was my Dad. He passed away five years ago, but there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think of him and chuckle. He could make me laugh like nobody else.

  • 536
    Sue in Grapevine says:

    I’d say my husband – he is kind & patient w/me, a man of integrity & a heck of a lot of fun as well.

  • 537
    karen says:

    my mom, for the courage she has shown me si i k ow i can get thru any thing. i told her so toay.

  • 538
    Keva Brown says:

    My biggest role model?? Hmm…that would have to be my husband. I know it sounds crazy, but he is so much the person I wish I could be. He’s smart, funny, caring..just all around great. He’s also in the Air Force and is away so much. He’s brave and patriotic and my personal Hero. I haven’t told him lately how much I appreciate and love him…think I’ll do that now.

  • 539
    maria harrig says:

    My Husband…If it wasn’t for him I don’t know where I would be. No I do not thank him enough. I will start. He put us before himself every time and have sacrifice all his wants just so I can have mine.

  • 540
    Sherry says:

    Definitely my DH! He is such a kind, intelligent, caring person. And yes, I tell him often how special he is.

  • 541
    Terri E. says:

    My Dad is still my biggest role model. He is such a strong Christian man. I have told him, but it never hurts to express it again.

    It’s a good life!
    Terri E.

  • 542
    Loydene says:

    My maternal grandfather inspires me — with his simple kindness. He died before he met my son — I wish that could have happened.

  • 543
    k.,m. says:

    At this stage in my life, I would have to say that my husband is my role model….in the last year he has had open-heart surgery and battled colon cancer. He has been through all of this & never felt sorry for himself. He is strong & kind and the greatest inspiration I could ever hope for. He’s the love of my life now and forever.

  • 544
    Cele Schaffer says:

    My dad was larger than life to me. He passed away but will always remain my biggest role model. He taught me to love life and that you can accomplish anything you set your mind to. I still thank him quite a bit and am sure he knows it.

  • 545

    Wow, great question! I have three: my wonderful husband, my father, and my father-in-law. Three men who are the definition of hard-work, loyalty, and love in my life. I am so proud to call them mine, and I can’t wait to have sons who will look up to them, and hopefully grow up to be like them! Aw, now you’ve got me crying! Happy tears though!

  • 546
    Mel says:

    My husband and yes he gets thanks every day!

  • 547
    Angie Cortes says:

    Definitely my step-dad! He gives true meaning to the phrase any man can be a father but it takes someone special to be a dad!! He is always there for me and I could never thank him enough for all he does!

  • 548

    My father was my biggest male role model, and I dearly wish I could thank him..I do in my prayers! I just have to say, LOVE the stamp sets! This is such a wonderful community…so many different and diverse stamps and ALL so wonderful!

  • 549
    Anne-Marie Tribbett says:

    My husband is the biggest role model in my life. He sets a good example in every way for our family and those around him! I try to remember to thank him often but know that I don’t do it often enough!

  • 550
    Dee says:

    My biggest male role model was a former supervisor of mine. He showed me how to better work with others, he always had time to listen and he gave me the encouragement I needed to do a better job. We still keep in touch and I still thank him for the positive imfluence he had on me.

  • 551

    My biggest role model was my grandfather. He is no longer with us. I miss him very much. He stepped in anytime he was need as I didn’t have a Dad during my late teens, early twenties. I know my Mom and I were his favorites.

  • 552
    Ruth B. says:

    My father was the most influential male in my life as he believed in me and always provided support and assistance if I needed it. His giving of himself to support others (most importantly his family) as well as having the ability and knowledge to fix almost anything encouraged me to support others and not be afraid to do things out of my comfort zone. Though he is not here today to know, he knew when he was alive all that he had done for me through the years.

  • 553
    Michelle In Mi says:

    My grandfather is my biggest role model.He comes from the era of making things work better, last longer and if possible do it yourself.

  • 554
    Catherine says:

    My sweet, sweet Daddy! He is no longer with us, but I KNOW he knows what a very special place in my heart he holds. His wonderful presence impacted me and my brothers and sister in more ways than he could ever have imagined! He was simply the best πŸ™‚

  • 555
    LaceyNB says:

    My grandpa is a wonderful male role model! He doesn’t subscribe to “typical gender roles” and encourages others to do the same. He knows how to fix cars, garden, cook, sew and is an excellent carpenter. He sees these as basic life skills that everyone should have. My grandparents divorced when my mom was in high school and he raised his three daughters (ages 17, 9 and 5) on his own , in the 1970s, so they send him cards for Father’s Day and for Mother’s Day. πŸ™‚

  • 556
    Jett says:

    My Dad… he is the most patient, kindest, happiest, most generous person I know. He’s a dedicated husband, father, son-in-law and now grandfather who’s worked hard all his life, lives fully and loves completely. I thank him often but it is never enough.

  • 557
    Ashley Stephens says:

    My grandfather has been the biggest male role model for me. He has always been a hardworking, genuine, and caring person and has always inspired me to try to be as good a person as he is.

  • 558
    Maryse N says:

    My Dad and my husband, they are both the best men I know. I need to tell them more often.

  • 559
    Michelle G. says:

    I think I’m sensing a trend here…For me, too, it’s my husband! Besides being the best husband in the world and the greatest dad to our two kids, he is also a firefighter. For that alone, he is a role model to many. He is my rock, and with him by my side, all is well! I let him know how much I love and appreciate him every day!

  • 560
    Anthonette says:

    My dad is amazing. He gave me the best advice – “try your best”…simple advice, but it’s helped me many times. He’s been my biggest role model.

  • 561
    Melissa A says:

    My role model would definately be my mom. She has done so much for me and my family over the years, and continues to do so. She is loving, caring and the best mom anyone could ever ask for!!

  • 562
    Danielle says:

    My dad..he has 3 girls and growing up we put him through a lot! But we all have an incredible relationship with him. I don’t think I can ever thank him enough for all he has done for me, but I will try!

  • 563
    Julie Campbell says:

    I had a youth leader when I was a teenager who made a HUGE impact on who I am today. I should send him a card. Thanks for the reminder. πŸ™‚

  • 564
    kerry davis says:

    Definitely my Dad. I found out a few years ago that he is not my bio dad, but has raised me since birth as his own. He was terrified when I found out that I wouldn’t love him as much, but it’s made me love him more and be much closer to him than ever. I don’t thank him enough for all he’s done for me.

  • 565
    Mary says:

    My biggest male role model would be my husband – he lives a good life, always has good things to say about others, is extremely hard working…just an all around great guy! And yes, I do try to thank him often in small ways – telling him I love him, making him his favorites for dinner, even making him a card every now and again πŸ™‚

  • 566
    Christie says:

    Mine was my uncle. He was always my biggest supporter and always believed in me. Sadly he died many years ago.

  • 567
    shari walker says:

    My Dad, who is no longer with us, but he knows, as we talk about him all the time…I miss him and his corny jokes…

  • 568
    Alice Roushia says:

    My Brother was the biggest role model in my life. He always was there when I needed him and we never had a fight. We were 13 months apart. As he grew, he married and had 3 sons. He passed away this past Dec. 17th and was only 50 yrs. old. I miss his funny ways and his 3 boys were his entire life. He would help anyone that needed help. He will be forever in my heart.

  • 569
    Cindy says:

    My husband, I thank him everyday for being in my life.

  • 570
    Barbara Ax says:

    Tough question. Definitely my dad growing up. He made sure we learned peoples names, knew right from wrong, learned how to play golf – an all around guy. Sadly, he died 25 years ago. These days it’s absolutely my husband. His patience knows no bounds and his love his big! He helps me with so much including my relationship with his three kids who I’ve come to love as though they were my own. He’s awesome.

  • 571
    Nancy says:

    It would have to be my dad who will be 92 years old in August. A WWII vet, incredible father of 7 children, devoted husband to my mom. And he’s doing great ~ in good health, sound of mind, lively of spirit. A great example to all who know and love him of how to face life.

    Years ago, it was hard to tell him I love him. He was never a “mushy” sort of guy. But once my 9-year-old daughter was born, it became the most natural thing in the world. Children can open so many doors.

  • 572
    dana J says:

    My FIL had the greatest influence on me. Such amazing man who raised an wonderful son. Unfortunately, he passed away four years ago.

  • 573
    connie G says:

    My dad has been a wonderful role model in my life. He is kind, considerate, patient and always thinks of others before himself. I haven’t thanked him recently and that gives me a good excuse to buy a new PTI release and stamp him up a card! Thanks Nichole!!!

  • 574
    Kacey says:

    I would definitely have to agree with so many others, without a doubt my husband. This may sound sappy, but he truly is the Yin to my Yang, we couldnt’ be more opposite but yet so right for each other. He keeps me balanced and grounded. He has taught me so much about appreciation and how to see things in a different light. He is truly everything in a father that I wish my dad had been more of. I probably don’t thank him enough…hmmm…no.1 on my list tomorrow πŸ™‚

  • 575
    laurlynn says:

    My biggest male role model is my dad. I have thanked him lately but I will be sure to do it again tomorrow!

  • 576
    Kelly B says:

    My husband is my “true north” and I do, but could probably thank him more. He loves my cards and is my biggest fan!

  • 577
    Miriam Daniels says:

    My dad is my role model. He taught me how to ride my bike, how to drive, and how to call a repair person when you need it. πŸ™‚ I thank him every chance I get.

  • 578
    Sandy Ramirez says:

    My son is my biggest role model. I am so very proud of him each and every day. He went through hell and back when through his late teens. He came home at age 20 and got his life in order and has become such an awesome adult. I tell him often how proud I am of him!

  • 579
    Maryanne Degiorgio says:

    That would be my Dad even though he has been deceased for nearly 20 years. He was a hardworker who made sure that his family was taken care of.

  • 580
    Karen Murray says:

    My dad is probably my biggest male role model. I thank him, but not nearly as often or as much as I should. After this month’s release I will have no excuse not to send him a card. I’m lovin this release!

  • 581
    Erin says:

    My biggest role model in my life has been my dad, he is my hero (which he so conveniently likes to call himself as such). I thank him all the time for all his help.

  • 582
    christinem says:

    I consider Jesus Christ as my biggest role model. He has so much to teach us. If we would take more time to listen to him the world would be a better place. Here on Earth I consider my husband as my role model. I try to thank them both each day of my life.

  • 583
    Karin says:

    My biggest male role model is my husband, Vince. I am blessed to be married to my best friend for 37 years and cannot imagine my life without him! I tell him I love him every day!

  • 584
    Katie L. says:

    For sure my beloved father who passed away recently–and yes, I was fortunate enough to have told him.

  • 585
    Michelle says:

    My high school Physics teacher, Mr.Ziemba, believed in me. That gave me an incredible boost in self confidence that carried me through college. I was just thinking about him this week and am planning on looking him up in my home town to say thanks!
    Blessings to you!
    Michelle

  • 586
    Samantha VanArnhem says:

    It’s a tough choice between my husband and my uncle – they are both wonderful men! I’ll be thanking my husband the next chance I get but my uncle gets a thanks every week when he is here with my aunt helping to watch my girls on Monday’s while I’m at work!

  • 587

    My Daddy was the biggest male role model for my brother and I. He also was a role model to many people as a father, husband, brother, uncle and friend. I miss him daily and am thankful for all the positive influences he had in my life.

  • 588
    Mindy says:

    Without a doubt my husband. He is the most amazing person I have ever met. If there were more people like him, this world would be a better place!!

  • 589

    My biggest male role model… my dad and husband. These men never cease to impress me. I thank my husband daily but my dad I haven’t spoken to him for a a long time. Thanks for the reminder… I’ll call him first thing in the morning πŸ™‚

  • 590
    Nancy says:

    Daddy, he taught me all my values, he loved my mother and his “girls” and thought of all of us til the end. I him daily, he has been gone 9 years but it is like yesterday.

  • 591
    carriegel says:

    I have to say my dad and I do need to tell him. Thanks for the reminder.

  • 592
    Charmaine says:

    I’d have to say it’s my husband. We have been through a lot together. And he loves me unconditionally. We have the same values. There’s been a lot going on in our lives the past few months and he has really proven to me what he believes in and has stood up for that.

    Charmaine

  • 593
    Kathleen A says:

    My father is my greatest role model – he is always fair, honest, hard working and generous. He was and is a great inspiration to me. I don’t tell him that enough.

  • 594
    Mary says:

    My husband is my biggest role model. I became disabled so he has to cook, clean, wait on me and basically do every I use to be able to do. We have been married for 38 years. he is such a good kind loving man to stop his life to take care of me!

  • 595
    Karie B says:

    My dad is my biggest male role model. He has tried to teach me to work hard, give generously and love everyone. I need to give him a card telling him how much I love him.

  • 596

    my father has been my biggest role model. He never met a stranger…from the homeless on the streets to the President of the US he could talk to anyone. He is passed now but I still thank him to this day for instilling such a friendly attitude without hesitation or guardedness. I love and miss him.

  • 597
    Diana Sood says:

    My father is the biggest male role model in my life. With all our financial difficulty in our childhood. My father never gave up and worked harder and studied different skills till he found something that was good for the family. He has sacrificed so much for our family . I love him and I am grateful to God everyday, he has given my father to me, and made me the person I am today.

  • 598
    Carla Grace, Middleburg, Florida says:

    I’ve always been a very detail-oriented girl and I would have to say that comes from my interest in Martha Stewart. She has been someone I “follow” for many years and would love to meet one day.

  • 599
    Karen says:

    My dad was my biggest role model. He passed suddenly when I was just sixteen. He was hard working, funny and the type of guy who would give the shirt off his back. I miss him dearly.

  • 600
    Amy O says:

    That would be my husband. He is a model of how to be a good parent, a good spouse, and a good Christian. Not having grown up in the church, the latter has been so important in my life.

  • 601
    Anne S says:

    The biggest male role model in my life is definitely my dad! His quiet strength is something I try to emulate every day! I haven’t thanked him lately! That saying is SO true – we never take the time to really appreciate those who mean so much to us, until it’s too late. Thanks for the reminder! I’m definitely going to try to make it more of a priority to let my dad and everyone else know how much they mean to me!

  • 602
    Dana Klinkner says:

    My dad is my biggest role model. We live close by to them and I get the chance to tell him often how grateful I am to have him in my life!!

  • 603
    Nancy says:

    My biggest male influence is no longer with us… my Dad passed away almost 4 years ago now… I remember him every day. His death made me understand how important it is to tell the people you love how much they mean to you, whenever you can

  • 604
    Kellie N says:

    Definitely my Dad! He has always been a huge inspiration for me. Whenever I have needed anything he has always been there. He has always been a tremendous example for my sister and I.

  • 605
    Eileen M says:

    My Dad would be the greatest male role model in my life. He would probably be too reticent to discuss his influence in my life, because his favorite topics are the weather, what’s growing in the garden, and what they had for dinner! But he always appreciates the cards I send, and particularly liked the Valentine this year, made with Mailbox Messages!

  • 606

    My hubby … he is my idol. I don’t thank him ‘enough’!!! He’s a very good man πŸ™‚

  • 607
    Mindy says:

    My dad because he is smart & has done a lot on his own. I need to thank him more often for teaching me many things.

  • 608
    Jeanne says:

    Truly, my dad. He passed away about six years ago and I told him over and over how wonderful he was. We had so many wonderful memories and I always smile when I think of him! My mother died suddenly when I was eleven years old and my dad and I really pulled together as we took each day at a time together.

  • 609
    Elliebellies says:

    My husband, who is now in heaven. I miss him so.

  • 610
    Lindzie H says:

    I would have to say my husband and my dad. My husband makes sure I don’t stress about small things and my dad has helped me become who I am today! Thank goodness for such great men in our lives!

  • 611

    As a child it was my grandfather who passed away when I was 14. He always knew how special I thought he was. And now, my husband–my best friend–I try to let him know whenever I can!

  • 612
    Cindy J. says:

    The biggest role model in my life was my stepfather. I would love to tell him how much he means to me and the positive impact he had on me, but he died in May 1996. He taught me that I truly can do anything I want and that I should never let others get the best of me!!!

  • 613
    Rebecca J. says:

    My dad was definitely my biggest role model growing up. He possessed so many qualities that shaped who I was and the person I have become. And helped me realize what qualities I would want in the man I married, who is now a role model for our children. The circle of life πŸ˜‰

  • 614
    Kimberly Eagle says:

    My Daddy by far has been the biggest role model in my life. He is no longer with us now .. but he taught me so many things .. from how to change a flat tire to allowing a man open a door with gratitude. πŸ™‚

    I miss him every day …

  • 615
    C Burke says:

    My husband because he always does the right thing. He is a great role model for our two grandsons as well.

  • 616
    Beverly LoPinto says:

    I would have to say my dad and my husband. Both are very spiritually oriented and it has provided a great basis on which to live my life. Both are leaders and inspire others. And both are playful. I love them both so much. My dad will be 89 this summer and I am so lucky to still have him in my life.

  • 617
    Joanne says:

    My role model was my boss. Unfortunately, I have always yearned for it to be my father. This is a reminder to be thankful and I certainly will tell him tomorrow

  • 618
    nancy l. says:

    I would say it’s my dad and his brothers. They grew up without their father in their lives and survived some very hard times and circumstances. And yet they all became hard working, successful men of integrity. Two of the four brothers have passed away but I am oh so proud to be part of their legacy.

  • 619
    Maureen L. says:

    Probably my brother Mark. He is a great friend (and still sings me the “Little Sister, do you want a french fry” McDonalds commercial from a million years ago on every milestone event in my life)

  • 620
    Jana says:

    My Dad, and I thank him all the time!!

  • 621
    Michelle Hess says:

    I thank my husband everyday for making such an impact on my life

  • 622
    Carolyn says:

    My dad, and he’s flying here tomorrow so I can tell him again. . . can’t wait!

  • 623
    Marla L. says:

    Definitely my dad for me! And I should tell him that specifically more often. He’s been supportive of me and loves me always. He sets a great example that I look to (even as a grown-up).

  • 624
    Carol Scovel says:

    I did not have any strong male role models in my early life but have had two wonderful Father-In-Laws…my first husband passed away at a young age…his father was a wonderful man and an amazing, helpful, strong person during my husband’s illness. I’ve been married to my current husband for over 25 years and his father is a great father figure for me. He cares and shows concern but always from the side-lines…never interferring. I feel blessed to have had these two men in my life.

  • 625
    Cindy B says:

    Oh, this is easy! It is my dad! He is just the best and he taught me well! I tell him quite often how wonderful he is and how lucky I am! Thanks for the chance to win such a fun set this month!
    CindyBurgess

  • 626
    Carol says:

    Starting with my father and my two brothers and my husband, I have been blessed with wonderful male role models all my life.

  • 627
    Tammy W. says:

    Although I love my Dad dearly, I would have to say my husband. He is an inspiration and also my hero. After serving 20 years in the Navy, he retired as a disabled veteran with a very sick heart. This doesn’t slow him down though and he lives each day to its fullest. I’m thankful for him every day!
    Thank you for the opportunity to win such an incredible and generous prize package. If I win, I will be able to thank my hubby even more with some awesome masculine cards made with all the goodies! : )

  • 628
    Nerina says:

    That would have been my Biology teacher in High School. He was such a positive, encouraging person with excellent values – he was such a gentleman too. Strangely, I bumped into him completely accidentally at an international airport 3 weeks ago. And YES, I thanked him :0) It was because of his influence on my life that I knew I’d found something pretty special when I met my husband.

  • 629

    My Dad is my biggest role model. When most people would have given up, he kept going. He almost died 2 years ago, and lost his leg, but beat the odds, and just keeps going. After years and years of bad habits, he gave them up, albeit too late in some ways, but I’m so proud of him, and he has shown a great example to my children. I do tell him how proud I am of him for overcoming his obstacles, and for showing me what real determination is :).

  • 630
    Cindy Nix says:

    My Husband, I thank him everyday.

  • 631
    Elena Lin says:

    My biggest male role model would definitely be my Dad and my husband!! My Dad never spoke much, but he showed his love through his actions and encouragement! My hubby is not a silent type – hehe. But he is so encouraging and thoughtful – I’m so thankful for both of them!

  • 632
    Marjorie Henseler says:

    My husband. Seeing how he handles things, and how he lets people be who they are helps me to be a better person.

  • 633
    paula e. says:

    i would have to say my father was my biggest male role model. he passed away nine years ago, and i think of him every day – all that he passed on to me and how he valued our family. i thank him for all he gave and i hope he knew how much i appreciated and loved him.

  • 634
    Kim H. says:

    Definitely my husband — I probably don’t tell him often enough how much I appreciate hinm and what a wonderful father he is.

  • 635
    Margaret Cofield says:

    My 12 year old son. Yesterday, he gave his bone marrow to his 15 year old sister who who needed a bone marrow transplant due to leukemia. He is our brave hero and life saver. I have thanked him with so many kisses and hugs that he has enough to last for eternity…although I will never stop giving them to him.

  • 636
    Marina S says:

    Of course, my Daddy. He passed 3 years ago and I miss him dearly. My husband now gets the honors, and his actions remind me daily of why I married him, honesty, trustworthiness, kind, a christian spirit. I do tell him as often as I can how much his character inspires me. All is good in my life…thanks for the reminder.

  • 637
    Sara Spencer says:

    That answer will have to be my dad. I love him so much! He’s a hard worker, a great listener, and a great father. Growing up, I always, always, always knew that he would be there for me in a heart beat if I needed it. I’m married with children now and i have moved from Sweden to the US and I still know he would jump on a plane and come here if I needed it. That’s what I love the most about him.

  • 638
    Cheryl M. says:

    My dad, my hero!

  • 639
    Sue says:

    My husband and I most certainly tell him all the time.

  • 640
    Erin says:

    Definitely my father. He is the most caring, supportive and generous man I know. And, I tell him all the time, but it will never be enough!

  • 641
    MaryBB says:

    My husband. He is the most gentle, caring, generous, thoughtful person in my life. He always places his family first and is an incredible father. I cannot imagine my life without this man. After nine years together, marriage and the birth of our two children, I still look forward to seeing him at the end of every workday.

  • 642
    Andrea McCulley says:

    Jesus Christ is…and yes, I thank Him on a regular basis!

  • 643

    It depends on what aspect of my life I’m thinking about. But right now, since I am a SAHM, it is my mother who is my biggest role model!

  • 644
    Marie L says:

    That would be my Dad. He went through WWII and my parents raised 4 responsible children. Even though times weren’t easy in Europe after the war and we didn’t always have much but it was a loving home and a wonderful childhood. I always will be thankful for that. Unfortunately he is no longer with us.

  • 645
    Kristie H says:

    That would be my dad….as wonderful as he was when I was growing up he’s been even a better dad as I’ve become an adult. He’s been supportive and loving. When you’re a teenager, everything is a big deal, but when you are an adult some things are really big deals and I know I can count on him when things are really hard, ugly, or just plain miserable.

  • 646
    Susan says:

    My husband and son are both terrific role models. It’s amazing the lessons that I learn from my teenage son.

  • 647
    Verona H says:

    My husband is the sweetest, most dependable, faithful, patient man I have ever known, such a good example for our children. I am so thankful to have had him for almost 53 years. My father meant a lot to me, he passed away in ’89, and was shy about telling me he loved, but he cried when I left after each visit once or twice a year. We spent 29 years in the USAF, so couldn’t always get home.

  • 648
    Lea Lawson says:

    My dad….who is actually my step-dad, but really the only true father I have ever known. I learned so much about unconditional love and compassion from him. We talk to each other on the phone almost every day, and he definitely knows how much I love and appreciate him!

    ~Lea

  • 649
    Deb Hoekstra says:

    The biggest male role model in my life has been my dad. I have learned so much from him. He is very patient and good at problem solving. However – I’d have to say that it’s my son that has caused me to grow and change the most. He is a very different personality from me and this difference as I parent him has made me grow more as a person.

  • 650
    Sammie says:

    My dad. He’s been a great example of what a dad should be. And no, I haven’t thanked him lately, but a meaningful card would be a good way to do that!

  • 651
    Ilina Crouse says:

    It’s one of my cousins who is about 18 years older than me. He thought me to have courage and follow my dreams even when no one believes in me. I haven’t thanked him lately, unfortunately, since I haven’t been back in Europe in couple years. But I did thanked him last time I saw him. πŸ™‚

  • 652
    Charlotte D says:

    My hubby. He’s the best!

  • 653
    Angela says:

    The older I get, the more I realize what a big role my dad played in making me who I am. I am more like him than I care to admit sometimes, and while many might not consider him a traditional role model, I know he was the perfect father for me. On Saturday, he and my sister were struck by a car while walking with my mom and my sister’s family. They are both well, yet far away, so I most certainly made sure he knows how very much he means to me.

  • 654
    Dawn Nikol says:

    My Daddy. He’s our rock and I don’t know what our family would do without him. I haven’t thanked him lately, but I do try to let him know how loved he is all the time.

  • 655
    Natasha Kara says:

    I would have to say… Nelson Mandela. His courage, patience, loyalty, humility and ability to forgive are an inspiration to me. When things seem overwhelming I think of what he went through and am reminded that anything is possible πŸ™‚ A great man indeed.

    No, I have not had the opportunity to thank him. Perhaps I should try and find a way, hmm… πŸ™‚

  • 656

    My boyfriend is always so positive & encouraging. He makes me think logically even at my most “emotional” times! lol… And no, I guess I don’t thank him enough… but I definitely will start telling him how much I love him more often! πŸ™‚

  • 657
    Alison says:

    My dad passed away when I was 16, and I was lucky enough to marry a man with a wonderful father who became my father too. My father-in-law has a terrific sense of humor and is so good natured that he always brings a smile to my face. I wrote him a long letter a few years ago on Father’s Day to tell him how I felt, but I haven’t told him recently how much I admire and love him. It’s time – thanks for reminding me!

  • 658
    Lynne says:

    The biggest male role model would have to be my dad. He taught me so much about life and enjoying it even when there were challenges (which there always seem to be!). I thank him all the time in my prayers since he passed away over five years ago. He was an incredible man who truly made the world a better place for so many people. Thanks for letting me share!

  • 659
    Shirlann says:

    My husband is my role model! He is kind, fair and always respectful. He has the best sense of humor and wit. Still after 30 years, we make each other laugh! Of course I tell him how I thank my lucky stars that I have him in my life every chance I get!

  • 660
    Chris L. says:

    My Dad had to be the biggest male role model in my life. He passed away 12 years ago, but I still think about all his wonderful words of wisdom!

  • 661
    charity says:

    definitely my husband! he is a wonderful example of a servant’s heart! we get to celebrate his birthday tomorrow!! like others have said i definitely do not thank him enough!

  • 662
    Kathy C says:

    My sweet husband. I know I don’t thank him as much as I should. Thanks for the reminder.

  • 663
    Elaine -the soil scientist says:

    My Dad is my biggest male role model in my life. He is always there for me even if I didn’t see it. He taught me to enjoy my surroundings, nature and the value of family. He will be celebrating his 88th birthday this coming Sunday and I am so thankful for the years that we spend together. That reminds me, I need to get his birthday card made.

  • 664
    Kathy D says:

    My first male role model is my father. He is always so thoughtful in his actions and a great source of wisdom. My other male role model is my husband. He is very patient and thoughtful. I am thankful to have both these men in my life.

  • 665

    Well, I have two male role models. One is my Dad because he has always been a great example of what a Loving Christian Father is supposed to be, and my husband because he is a great example of what a father is supposed to be like. These two men both care for their children very deeply, but they show it in two very different ways. I love them both deeply, and I wouldn’t be where I am today without either one of them.

  • 666
    Ali Feldman says:

    I have to agree with a lot of the people on here…before I was married I would definitely say my dad or my grandfathers…while I still look up to them I definitely have to say my biggest male role model is my hubby. He truly is the best! And I probably don’t tell him that enough! πŸ™‚ I’d better get off of here and go tell him! πŸ™‚

  • 667
    LorraineN says:

    Absolutely my dad – and yes, he has been thanked and knows it. Hopefully he will stick around for a while to come!

  • 668
    Kathleen Miller says:

    My “biggest” role model isn’t really that big. It’s my son. My second son has Autism. He teaches me to live in the moment and not worry about what tomorrow may or may not bring. He forgives easily and loves completely. He has taught all of us to be grateful for the little things. I tell him daily that I love him…need to add “Thank you” to the list.

  • 669
    Carol says:

    My dad, who was the tall, strong, silent type. He would always stand behind all of us and make sure we all moved forward. He is gone now and I sure miss him.

  • 670
    Kathy W says:

    My dad was the biggest male role model of my life. He died 10 years ago, but I still think of him every day. His words of wisdom, kindness, and example of strength live on.

  • 671
    Debra McCaffrey says:

    My husband hands down. What more can I say to man who has been by side for almost 38 years.

  • 672
    Priya says:

    My father has been my biggest role model. Though I got to spend only 13 years of my life with him the impact he had on those short years were tremendous. My mother never remarried after he passed…..his shoes were too big to be filled by anyone. And no…I never thanked him……I thought I had the rest of my life to thank him. Sadly I was mistaken.

    I’ll take this chance to thank him here…now…and someday look forward to thanking him in person…

  • 673
    Cyndi Zeman says:

    Since I am one of four girls and my Dad wasn’t around much, I didn’t have much of a role model growing up. Now I learn things from my friends husbands, male friends, and, of course, the men in the Bible. I cannot pick just one – they all contribute bits and pieces.

  • 674
    Barb Foster says:

    My grandpa most definitely. He just turned 90 and is as ornery now as he’s always been… he’s always been true & honest. And yes, I’ve told him so πŸ™‚

  • 675
    Crisanne says:

    I would have to say that my father has been my biggest role model in my life. He is wonderful example of patience, love, honesty, hard work, knowledge and faith. I know that I can always turn to him for help in all I need. I actually just thanked him yesterday over the phone, but I’m sure he would love to get an extra note in the mail!

  • 676
    Rosie Lilya says:

    I would have to say it is my husband for sure! He has taught me what total support and unconditional love looks like.

  • 677
    Peg says:

    My biggest role model is my husband. He loves and trusts the Lord and encourages me in my faith walk as well. I’m overwhelmed by his love and peace and my thankfulnes grows every day.

  • 678
    Lynne Phelps says:

    My Dad! He is the wisest, kindest, funniest man I know. I love him to pieces. I try to tell me how much he means to me, but he always cuts me off. But I know he treasures and keeps the cards that tell him the stuff he gets too embarassed to listen to!

  • 679
    Ketha says:

    Without a doubt…my Daddy. He was a man of honest virtues, kindness for others, patience beyond Job. He was gentle, loving, a good provider, I knew he loved me without him saying so…he showed it in his actions. I’d give anything…anything on earth to have him by my side. But God called him home way before I was ready and there’s not a day that goes by that I don’t think of him…He’s been gone 30 years. THE BEST role model a daughter could ever ask for.

  • 680
    YISHAN L says:

    My father is the biggest male role model in my life. He is smart, wise, always genenous to other people, honest and responsible. I am really lucky to have such a great dad in my life. I didn’t thank him lately. But I will tell him how much he meant to me this May when I go back home.

  • 681
    Jenn Fontaine says:

    My Dad, we is amazing! The most generous, kind, loving, wise man I have ever met. I love him so very much!

  • 682
    Annie says:

    My husband is my biggest role model. He is such a kind, understanding and selfless guy. He believes in the good of everyone, always saw the good side of everyone (even when the person has been rude to him). I have never met anyone like him. Watching him makes me want to better myself each day. I don’t think i thank him enough… humm… think I’ll go make a card now to tell him just that. LOL πŸ™‚

  • 683
    emily cossins says:

    The biggest male role model for me is my dad. Unfortunately he passed away so I can’t tell him thanks. Wish I could.

  • 684
    Susie Johnson says:

    My father was the biggest role model of my life and he passed away 12 years ago. He was honest, hard working, and so very patient. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of him as he was in life and I smile at all the memories that he left on my heart.

  • 685
    Lori B. says:

    That would be my amazing husband. Much to his surprise-I just thanked him now!! Thanks for the reminder to do so.

  • 686

    My husband, who is supportive, patient and kind. And yes, I thank him often.

  • 687
    Rema Timm says:

    Coming from a small family of four with no other family in the states, my father had been the only male role model in my life well into my teens. He died early in his life and I regret to say that I never did thank him with words but through my actions and love I know he knew I appreciated everything he did for me.

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    Nancy Lempinen says:

    By far my husband, who taught me patience, understanding and love. Unfortunately, he passed away in 1996, but his memory is forever tucked away in a little corner of my heart, never to be forgotten.

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    carissa calhoun says:

    my grandpa…he died a few years ago, so I have not been able to thank him for impacting my life recently. He was a man full of heart and full of life. He never, ever said a bad word about anyone. He loved to hold my hand and give my cheek a kiss and scratch my face with his whiskers when I was a little girl. He scrapbooked (which consisted of manilla-like paper and b&w photos) and wrote stories and captions so that we wouldn’t forget his life or all the people he loved. A sentimental and wonderful person!

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    Donna Little says:

    My dad is number 1 for me. He has always known who he is, and never quits. I have always been, and always will be extremely proud to be his daughter.

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    Cheryl I. says:

    My wonderful dad. What an amazing man! He did an incredible job with 3 daughters. I chose a man to marry that is much like him and I have been so blessed!

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    Dani M says:

    My dad is my role model. He is so supportive. Always has been. And he is amazing with my boys. They absolutely love him and he loves to play with them. I try to tell him often how much we appreciate and love him.

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