Step parents often get a bad rap, but in real life, they’re rarely so bad! For Karisa Smith, the word “stepfather” is one she prefers not to use, because she sees her husband for what he really is – a true father to her daughter, who is not his biological child.
Karisa met her husband when her daughter was only 9 months old, and he fell in love both with Karisa and the little baby. Now three years old, Karisa’s daughter is so close to her “stepfather” that when he, being a military man, has to go away for work, she becomes upset and anxious constantly.
After 14 days of being away, Karisa’s husband snuck back home to meet his daughter, and Karisa couldn’t help but take a picture of them cuddling on the floor. She posted the photo to social media and in her heartfelt caption, wrote about how her husband has been there for her daughter through everything and how she refuses to consider him a stepfather, instead preferring to think of him as a real father through and through.
In fact, her husband loves the little girl so much that he plans to officially adopt her soon!