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TED GOCKE'S BLOG

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01.14.2014
SO I'M GOING TO BE A FATHER AGAIN
Ted Gocke
Ted Gocke

So, I'm going to be a father again......well sort of.....no Amy hasn't brought home another animal.  Our daughter Lauren got engaged to her boyfriend Zach on New Year's Eve.

Their wedding will be sometime in June/July 2015 (I'm thinking maybe on the JFEST stage!!!!  Nah-she wouldn't go for that).  So this Saturday I will be spending 90 minutes in a Bridal Boutique and another hour or so checking out a nearby venue.

Pray for my bank account!!!

But back to the "father again" part.   I will be taking on the role of "father-in-law" to Lauren's husband.  Zach and I have a good relationship.  We have a good time when we are together and he showed major respect when he came a few years ago and asked me if he could ask my daughter to exclusively date him and then again back in September when he returned to ask for his hand in marriage.

We are off to a good start.  Zack has a great dad, and I in know way want he or anyone to think I am going to be trying to take his place.  I'm just in the process of learning my role as a "father-in-law."

Any suggestions or advice greatly appreciated! 

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01.14.2014
| DEBBIE FILLERS SAYS:
One thing I have learned in my experience of being a mother-in-law is never to give my opinion or advise unless they ask for it and you know me so you know how hard that was/is for me. I have been blessed with two beautiful and sweet daughter-in-laws and it sounds like Lauren has picked good one. Good luck and congratulations!

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