Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to some special men in my life! The above picture is of my daddy, mother, and me MANY years ago. Even though my daddy has been gone for over 40 years, I still miss him. He was a man of integrity and extremely intelligent. I always thought I could ask him anything I needed to know and he could answer it. I was correct in that most of the time. I never doubted his deep love for "his girl." More girls need that kind of love and acceptance from their fathers today!

The picture below is of my maternal granddaddy whom I called by his given name, Jake. (I never knew my other grandfather who died before I was born.) Jake and I spent hours together and I loved listening to him tell me stories about when he was growing up. Those stories fascinated me and I treasure those memories.

Now, I want to say Happy Father's Day to the three wonderful "fathers" who are in my life today. My husband and our two sons are amazing fathers. It's been a blessing to watch my husband with our boys as they grew up and still today. He spent countless hours with them playing ball of some kind whenever they wanted to either throw the football, pitch the baseball, field grounders, shoot baskets, and then he was always present at whatever school or athletic event they were involved in. As great as he was at teaching them the game of whatever sport was going on or helping with homework, he was even better at teaching them the game of life. He never let their sports activities come before their spiritual life. He taught them priorities and now we get the pleasure of watching our sons teach their own children, our grandchildren, what's most important in their life. What a blessing to see our boys as they parent their children and to see what godly men they've grown to be and what wonderful Christian girls they chose to marry.

Happy Father's Day to our sons and my hubby! I'm extremely blessed by the "fathers" in my life. I love you all!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a good Father's Day!

    Also, I hope you don't mind, but I notice on your sidebar that you are an ESOL teacher. I have just started teaching this myself (I am 21), and I was wondering whether you would have any advice for me re choosing a good company to sit a qualification with. I have already had CELTA mentioned to me, but are there any others you know of which are internationally recognised.

    I live in New Zealand and am interested in traveling overseas to teach at some point. :)

    Thanks, Holly :)