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Sunday, June 20, 2010

For all the "Dads" Happy Fathers Day!

  What is a father??
An age old question that passes from generation to generation.
There is an old saying that any fool can be a father, 
but it takes a Special Man to be a Daddy
Simple sounding but hard to accomplish.

This man will need several qualities. But being human this knowledge may not all be known to him all at one time. With experience comes wisdom. Ask any "hands on" parent, children do not come with instruction manuals! Every child is different, personality, eyes, hair, smiles, color, size and even volume! The same can be said of parents. But we as parents take on a huge commitment to raise a child into a respectable, responsible adult. It has been called the best, most rewarding and hardest task you can take on. Take the time to learn, listen and love. Be brave. Love.

  Today we celebrate Father's Day.
I would like to touch on some of the qualities that makes that Special Dad.

Strength to carry, protect and shelter...
Hardworking, inspiring, thoughtful and stern when needed...

This man will be a hero, mentor, spouse and playmate.
Being a Dad is not easy, never was promised that way, but this tough job brings so many rewards!
You must show courage, support and integrity. Have patience, humor, be quick thinking for kids can throw out the most amazing and unbelievable things into your life. Most often at the least opportune time.  
You can and will survive! 
This is when a sense of humor can be your best talent.

A Dad is a man who cares for his child's physical 
 and emotional needs.
A Dad puts the child's wants and needs ahead of even his own.
A Dad listens with his heart, speaks with his hugs
and teaches not always by words but leads by example.
A true Daddy is hard to come by,
    but truly is a special someone!

So this goes out to all the Dads, Papas, Grandpas, Buppas, Great-grandpas, Step-dads, Uncles, foster-dads and all men who guide us and our children through life. This is the day we celebrate you!

These are wishes for you to have time to relax, and find more days to get to do all the things you want to do. And most of all Enjoy your family and the precious days and moments you have with them. 
For all to soon they will be the next generation with the that question being asked... how ? 

I also want to send a special wish to all the dads that can not be with their children today. Whether you are serving our country in uniform or away from home for work or other reasons. I wish you God-speed home and many happy memories to come in the arms of your family. 
May the smile of your child be your bright light to show you the way.

Until next time ...



  1. Anonymous7:54 AM

    What a beautiful post. Love the graphics you used.
    My dad is gone, but I think of him often. June is especially reflective since there is Father's Day and his birthday.
    I appreciate your mention of those who can not be with their families, especially those who are protecting our lifestyle and freedoms to enjoy a family get together.

  2. Beautifully said ... I love that 'listens with his heart, speaks with his hugs!'

  3. Awwww! That was very sweet! :)


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