My dad has been gone for over 20 years, but I still have great memories of him. When I was very little I can remember him standing in a doorway and bracing his arm against one side of the door sill so that I could swing on his arm. I remember his arm felt like wood, it was so solid. I remember us walking uptown for malts. And I remember being awed when he and I would lay in the hammock and look at the stars with him pointing out the different ones to me — they looked so close! I didn’t know about good dads or bad dads he was just my dad. But now I know how fortunate I was that I had a dad who loved his family and worked hard to give us the very best life possible. I look forward to seeing him in Heaven so that I can thank him for being such a good dad.
Hubby is celebrating two holidays today — Father’s Day and our anniversary. So it gives me a chance to thank him for being a great husband for 46 years, but also a great father to our children. Thank you love of my life, I wouldn’t have wanted to spend my life or raise my children with anyone else.
My Heavenly Father needs to be especially praised on Father’s Day too. He gave fathers an example of good parenting — love them unconditionally but let them suffer the consequences of their actions. I am so thankful that, as much as we love each other here on Earth, He loves each of us even more.
On this Father’s Day I am thankful for the three fathers who have blessed my life.