Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Fathers Day



Fathers are such an important part of our lives so it's nice to be able to pay tribute to them today! I've been blessed with some great Dad's in my life.
My own Dad has been such a great example of Fatherhood. There was never any doubt that he loved his kids. He taught us by example how to work hard, where to put our priorities and how important our faith is.
They say a girl often marries a man who is like her Dad and in many ways that is true for me. Bob is a loving husband and father. He's a hard worker whose faith is very important in his life and it shows.
Bob's Dad passed away the year before we met so I never had the privilege of knowing him. His Mom remarried Roger a little over 20 years ago. He's been a great step dad who is easy going and has handled 6 stepkids and their families well! Our kids grew up knowing him as Grandpa and he has been a big part of their lives as well as ours.
Happy Fathers Day to all the important men in our lives. Remember to pray for those who have lost their Dad's in the past year as well as those who wish to be Dad's and are not as this will be a hard day for them.


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13 comments:

A Captured Reflection said...

What blessings in your life and your family. A lovely tribute. I get so confused...it's Fathers Day too in the UK, but not until September here in NZ - so I mustn't forget my Dad or my Dad in law at different times.

Cheri said...

Great post! We continue to be very blessed to have dad as our father.
You're kids are also blessed to have Bob as their father- he's pretty special too!

Busy Grandma Elsie said...

A very good post.Godly Fathers are a blessing and my children do not have theirs anymore nor a grandfather on either side.
But they have great memories of a wonderful caring father .

Susan said...

We who had wonderful fathers are truly blessed.
Susan

Kathy said...

I suspect you have honored the Father's in your life well, Mari. What a strategic role Fathers have in our lives,and so thankful for the ones in yours. Blessings!

Hootin' Anni said...

What a sweet, wonderful tribute to the men in your life!!! And I love the part where you added prayer to those who have lost their fathers...well done Mari.

septembermom said...

Lovely tribute! A father's love should always be treasured. Thank you for this wonderful post, Mari.

Lara Gisela said...

Great post Mari. And thanks for your message. In Portugal, Father's Day is on the 19th of March. But any day is good to honor our fathers.

Deb said...

Great post for dads, and a happy day to Bob too. God Bless:)

Mary said...

Mari,

What a great tribute to the fathers in your life. Hope you had a great Father's Day weekend.

Blessings,
Mary

Nancy said...

Great post for the men folks, I agree our earthly fathers, help to shape who we are... Happy Fathers day to all dads!!!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Agreed~ Happy Father's Day to all those whom we have loved dear.

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

Those were some kind words, and you touched some areas that are difficult for some people. It's the same with Mother's Day for some also, which just breaks my heart. I look forward to the day when we will no longer shed tears!!!