Monday, June 16, 2014

Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to my dad. Life has taken us down different roads, but I will always cherish my fond memories of childhood. Closing my eyes I can almost hear you whistle as you work in your furniture shop in the basement. I miss the Sunday morning story times and hearing you sing. 

Thank-you  for always being there when I was growing up. When ever I had a problem I could count on you to help me take care of it.  When I was five you would come and chase the monsters from under my bed in the middle of the night. When I got older and was having trouble learning new math concepts you would sit with me in the evenings to help me get things figured out. You were there to teach me how to work and how to play. When I needed advice you always took time to stop and listen to what I had to say. Thank-you for knowing how to give advice. Always kind and sensible, never demanding.

Thank-you for teaching me the value of family time. That the time we spent together was much more important than what we did. Thank-you for taking us on Sunday afternoon drives, thank you for sharing your love for nature, flowers, and other beautiful things. Thank-you for all you taught me and for being my dad.

5 comments:

  1. Beautiful Mary Ann, and he sounds like the PERFECT Father !!! Blessed are you !!! Such fond and loving memories you have shared ...... Happy day to you my friend xo

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    1. Thank-you! Hope you have a very happy day as well!

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  2. What a sweet tribute! He sounds like a wonderful father. I hope that somewhere, somehow he gets a chance to read this!

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    1. I may have to print it and send it to him.

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  3. That was such a beautiful tribute to your dad. He definitely deserves to read it for himself. My dad was that kind of father to me, as well. We are both very blessed by the Lord to have such wonderful fathers. My dad died nearly 9 years ago and I miss him so much. It helps so much knowing that he's with the Lord, and that I can look forward to a sweet reunion in heaven.

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