A Special Day for Dads

Here in the US, tomorrow is a special day honoring Fathers. We honor mothers in May and fathers in June. Some of us had wonderful fathers, some did not but regardless, the memory of them is there. I am not sure any of us had the perfect dad, they are only human but I believe the majority of men really wanted to do their best and should be honored. I am enclosing some pictures of my father and grandfathers in honor of this day and hope they all now they were loved and appreciated.

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My father as a young man. I love the clothes and shoes of that era and know I would never see any of my boys dressed this way. As a young man my father was a typical young man, youngest sibling of seven. My grandfather was a banker but he was also a farmer raising white face Herefords. So dad  spent a lot of time on the farm with his horse Romeo, a paint.

I never really knew my dad’s dad as he died of pneumonia when my dad was in high school only a few months before penicillin was discovered and available for use. But I do have some fun stories like him coming home from work and all seven children hanging in the living room and his comment would be where is everybody, which translated into where is Marie(grandmother).

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With me being the youngest of 4 and my father being the youngest of seven, I did not get to know these grandparents very well and was closer in age to my cousins.  But my mothers parents I got to be very close to. My mothers father, Buckshot, was a Pure Oil truck driver and a farmer. He would bring his truck over for Sunday evening meal and we would climb all over it. There are also many fond stories and event from visiting the farm. I recently wrote and published a book that highlights some of those stories.

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I know from being a parent myself, that it is no easy task and some handle it better than others. I think my father and grandfathers were awesome and I honor them this Father’s day. Happy Father’s days gentlemen. You are remembered and loved.

 

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Happy Father’s Day dad, Miss you.

Remember always to be kind. Even when life may have dealt you a hard time, kindness can help you heal as well as heal those you show kindness to.

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A Day of Honor

Today is Father’s day, a day where we honor our fathers here in the US. This is my dad. He was a good man, had his faults as we all do and I miss him greatly.

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Being a parent is tough work and should be taken seriously as we are creating the next generation, the next government or the next way of thinking. That has a lot of punch and truth to it.

So we take this day to honor all fathers for task at hand of being a parent. It is a wonderful hard job but also has so many beautiful attributes. We stand beside you, encourage you, will pray for you and will listen to you when needed. Always remember you have the Father in heaven who is always standing by your side to guide you as you guide your children. Follow His lead and remember the main lesson he taught all of his children… Love. Love your children as the father in heaven has loved you even through all the muddy footprints. John 13:34…Love as I have loved you.

Jesus with children

 

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Always be kind