Happy Father’s Day 2012!

This Father’s Day I actually prepared early.

I made a Father’s Day Banner for Jeff with the kids, and had them create art work and sign a card.

I mailed my dad a gift well in advance of Father’s Day, which I haven’t done in ages.

Then, as I was sitting on my rear feeling proud of myself for being on top of my game for once, I realized that I shouldn’t pass up an opportunity to share something I’ve learned from the men in my life that get to celebrate Father’s Day, starting with my dad.

Of course, the first thing that I always think of when I think of my dad is the saying, “a fool and his money are soon parted”.  If there is one practical thing my dad taught me {but of course there is much more than that}, it was how to be prudent with my money.  And I’m so grateful for the other more valuable life lesson he taught me, and that’s how to be level headed and not fly off the handle.  CLEARLY {just ask my kids}, I’m not nearly as good at it as he is, but he’s a shining example of how I’d LIKE to be in this area.  I’m really blessed to have such a steadfast and reliable dad.

My husband gets top honors for being such a wonderful dad to our five children.  It’s not easy wrangling our brood but he’s never, ever shirked his responsibility to his family or children and I’m constantly amazed at his devotion to our children, and to me.  I count myself unaccountably blessed to have found such an amazing husband and father.

I have a pretty special father in law as well.  He always has a hug for me, which I adore, and if there’s a story I can’t remember, I can always go to him for the exact scenario because he has a memory like a steal trap {that is the saying, right?  I can’t remember…..:) }.

My two living great-grandfathers {Jeff’s and mine} are the sweetest two men I’ve ever know.  They are so dear to my heart…..

So, what have I learned from the father’s in my life? Lot’s of things.  But mainly that I’m loved.  Plain and simple, and I can’t think of a nicer gift.

I hope that this Father’s Day they all feel just how loved they are in return.

Happy Father’s Day!

 

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    Becky says

    Just wanted to let you know I loved the Heart Craft Banner idea! My dad has 7 grandchildren, so I forwarded the Skip to my Lou blog to my sisters & sisters in law – everyone sent me a piece of artwork from each of their kids. My daughter and I made the hearts and assembled the banner. We will give it to him today and know he will love it! Two grandkids live far away and won’t be able to join us today, but my sister in law was brilliant enough to put their pictures on their artwork! So smart! So thanks in advance for helping to make this day special for MY dad!

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