Friday, June 16, 2006

My Father's Day tribute

After lunch today, I will be loading up the kidlings and heading home to visit my daddy for Father's Day.  I am so blessed to be able to just go home!  I am also very blessed with all of the wonderful father's in my life!


First, I am thankful for my heavenly Father.  I still can't believe that He loves me enough to have sent His own Son to die for my sins.  I can't say that I would willingly sacrifice my own child for the sins of others!


I am thankful for my daddy.  Although generally a quiet man, we would have the best conversations when we'd go for evening walks together.  Many times it was just me and him--a rarity in a house of 5 children!  I'm sure our conversations were often one-sided-- I talked waaaay too much and he listened patiently.  He was and still is a living example of what a true Christian should be-- honest, loving, and kind.  Daddy, I could never have asked for a better father than you!


I am thankful for my father-in-law.  My husband is an only child and was raised by his dad.  They were such buddies (and still are)... and man, oh, man did my f-i-l put up with A LOT!  heheheee... Honestly, if it wasn't for the amazing love and dedication of my f-i-l, my husband would not be the fine father and husband that he is today!   So thank you, dad, for teaching my husband how to be a real man.


And last but not least, I am very thankful for the father of my children-- my beloved husband of almost ten years!  I just love to see him play with, talk to and just be with our boys.  They eat up all of his attention and totally want to be just like him when they grow up!  He is never ever too busy to include them in his plans.  He talks to them, teaches them, plays with them, and never ever complains about bringing them with him on errands...He enjoys their company and they bask in his!  Thank you, baby for being such a great daddy!  It will be a sad (but funny) day when they really do whoop up on you in wrestling!!!  I am so glad that you are not letting their childhood slip through your fingers-- riding bikes, burn piles, swimming, CiCi's, Home Depot, the driving range, father/son campout, Pinewood Derby and popcorn... they will always remember and hopefully do the same with their children one day.  You're the best, baby!


To all of the father's in my life (and all of you out there in blogland)...






PS  This is for all you daddy's out there that are helpful with the husband included!



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JenIG said...

that is SO lovely!! i hope you have a grand time!

heartmatters said...

What a sweet tribute to all your wonderful father figures! You are blessed. Truly.

Pebs said...

Hi. I just finished your Fathers Day entry. I lost my father in April so this will be a sad day. He died suddenly at 63. I have no father-in-law either, at least he is not involved by his own choice. Your entry just make me realize that I will no longer have my father but have meany memories of him and am thankful for them.


dawilli said...

Beautiful post! Wonderful tributes!

And that video was too funny! Way too funny, I'm wiping the tears from my eyes now- yep, laughed that hard!

Have another good one,


DebiG said...

I hope you have a good time with your dad!!

Christy said...

You have made me cry with this entry. What a beautiful tribute.

And I love the video! I have GOT to learn how to use Drop Shots. It looks so cool! Got any tips?

OurLittleSchoolRoom said...

That was hilarious! It brought tears to my eyes!

Hope your dh enjoys it.



ladyhawk82158 said...

Love the video! The girls and I had a great time watching it.

mcrgintx said...

How do you manage to find them??

Thanks for praying for me and my family. I am so grateful to have blogger friends like you, Marsha.


Canadagirl said...


In him,


Canadagirl said...

After reading your tribute to your father I had to do one for my Daddy. I was only able to load a picture and a brief thing because I teared up sooo. He passed away and I miss him soooo much. I put a picture of what I looked like about almost 16 years ago.

In Him,


DanielleW said...

I am still wiping tears from my face. That video was too funny. Thank you so much for sharing. Thankyou for sharing all the wonderful father's in your life.

heartmatters said...

I liked the talcum poof best!

And in reference to your traffic in the Hamptons comment, I avoid the weekend craziness at all costs! We enjoy the Hamptons Oceans/beaches during the week whenever the city people are still in the city! Now when have you been out here?


mamatc said...

I just loved your posts and the flikr pics of China brought back such sweet memories for me! My DD and I lived there for a month in 2004 teaching English and American culture. We miss it!

You have a beautiful family. I look forward to checking out your future posts!


Traci :)

P.S.We started crying we were laughing so hard at that video clip! I needed that! I'll have to post a link on my blog for it. That is too funny to not share!

MySmokyMtnHomeschool said...

hope ya'll had a great Father's day! BTW, that video is a hoot!

Thanks for stopping by my blog for some cake and ice cream. :-D Are you still planning on coming to TN a the end of August? I hope to get to hang out with you and your family again. I know Tracy will be excited to hang out with David.. :-D

Have a great week!


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