Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day

A father holds a tremendous amount of influence in the life of a family.  The powerful presence or lack of, impacts families for generations. 
As we celebrate Father's Day, this weekend, I am so thankful for my husband, who is a fantastic father to our sons. He diligently teaches them Christian values, how to work hard, think of others and above all to love the Lord with all their heart and how  to live out their faith.
 Actions surely speak loud and this weekend, our oldest son moved into his own home.  Dad was right there beside him,  checking tires, loading furniture, giving advice, being a dad!!

We usually celebrate Mother's and Father's Day with my husband's parents, by inviting them over for lunch.  Both my parents have passed on and this gives a bittersweet day an opportunity to find joy and thankfulness with family.  
 But this year, after the busy weekend, I hadn't planned anything special for Sunday lunch and somewhat 'threw' something together in the crock pot!  At church, the oldest son asked if we were having "Papa" over Father's Day lunch.  After I informed him I hadn't invited them, he asked "Well, can they come anyway??!!!"   How do you refuse the request of a grown man, about to make his own home and life to have his grandparents over for lunch? 
So, we invited them, they accepted, there was plenty of food, lots of love, laughter and a beautiful time together!
Although these "holiday's are a special time to show honor and celebrate the roles people play in our lives, Every day can be made special as we daily show how much we love and appreciate one another! 
"A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society."
- Billy Graham

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