Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day 2011

Definitions of father (n)



fa·ther
1.man who is parent: a man who is the parent of a human being, or a male animal that has produced offspring
2.man acting as parent: a man who brings up and looks after a child as if he were its father
3.man who is ancestor: a man who is an ancestor, especially the founder of a family or people


Synonyms: dad, daddy, pop, pater

Fathers are pretty special people.
Whether by birth, by marriage or by a special person fulfilling
that role for someone in need, a father can never be replaced.
I am blessed to have amazing "fathers" in my life.
Today I celebrate all that they are.

My Father

Actually, I still call him, Daddy. Don't judge, friends. He has taught me so many things that I hope to pass on to my own children...responsibility, honesty, the importance of a good education, faithfulness, dedication, determination and the importance of family. I love you, Daddy.
Thank you for being the man you are.

My Husband
When I stop and think about my husband, I realize that many of the things I love about him, are the same things I love about my father. His integrity, responsibility, determination, dedication, faithfulness, honesty and love of family. Notice a trend? Thank you, Ryan, for taking care of our family, loving us, protecting us and putting us before all else.
Thank you for being the man you are.

My Father-in-Law
This Father's day was difficult with the absence of Ed. It was a reminder that he is no longer here. There is no way to describe what the loss feels like. It doesn't seem real. It doesn't seem fair. I would do anything to turn the clock back to that night, and make it snow so hard that he wouldn't have been able to go outside and shovel snow. The thing is that if you know anything about my father-in-law, you know he is a man of determination, dedication, integrity and would go out and take care of shoveling the snow no matter the weather because he always takes care of his family. Once again I realize how much Ryan is like his father...just like he is so much like mine.
Ed, we miss you every single day.
Thank you for being the man you are.

I feel blessed that my boys have 3 of the
most incredible role models as to what a father is.
That is a true gift.
Thank you Daddy, Ryan and Ed for being the men you are.
I love you.
Happy father's Day.

3 comments:

The Lenzers said...

great post

Dee Stephens said...

Yes, great post. Your boobs look great in your wedding dress too!

Merry Mack said...

Good Fathers are so great! You are right, loss is hard, difficult to explain and something that heals in time. Great post!

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day 2011

Definitions of father (n)



fa·ther
1.man who is parent: a man who is the parent of a human being, or a male animal that has produced offspring
2.man acting as parent: a man who brings up and looks after a child as if he were its father
3.man who is ancestor: a man who is an ancestor, especially the founder of a family or people


Synonyms: dad, daddy, pop, pater

Fathers are pretty special people.
Whether by birth, by marriage or by a special person fulfilling
that role for someone in need, a father can never be replaced.
I am blessed to have amazing "fathers" in my life.
Today I celebrate all that they are.

My Father

Actually, I still call him, Daddy. Don't judge, friends. He has taught me so many things that I hope to pass on to my own children...responsibility, honesty, the importance of a good education, faithfulness, dedication, determination and the importance of family. I love you, Daddy.
Thank you for being the man you are.

My Husband
When I stop and think about my husband, I realize that many of the things I love about him, are the same things I love about my father. His integrity, responsibility, determination, dedication, faithfulness, honesty and love of family. Notice a trend? Thank you, Ryan, for taking care of our family, loving us, protecting us and putting us before all else.
Thank you for being the man you are.

My Father-in-Law
This Father's day was difficult with the absence of Ed. It was a reminder that he is no longer here. There is no way to describe what the loss feels like. It doesn't seem real. It doesn't seem fair. I would do anything to turn the clock back to that night, and make it snow so hard that he wouldn't have been able to go outside and shovel snow. The thing is that if you know anything about my father-in-law, you know he is a man of determination, dedication, integrity and would go out and take care of shoveling the snow no matter the weather because he always takes care of his family. Once again I realize how much Ryan is like his father...just like he is so much like mine.
Ed, we miss you every single day.
Thank you for being the man you are.

I feel blessed that my boys have 3 of the
most incredible role models as to what a father is.
That is a true gift.
Thank you Daddy, Ryan and Ed for being the men you are.
I love you.
Happy father's Day.

3 comments:

The Lenzers said...

great post

Dee Stephens said...

Yes, great post. Your boobs look great in your wedding dress too!

Merry Mack said...

Good Fathers are so great! You are right, loss is hard, difficult to explain and something that heals in time. Great post!