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Father’s Day

Today is Father’s Day in the USA. The day we honor our “fathers” – past and present. As we celebrate Father’s Day today …

Let us praise those fathers who have striven to balance the demands of work, marriage, and children with an honest awareness of both joy and sacrifice.

Let us praise those fathers who, lacking a good model for a father, have worked to become a good father.

Let us praise those fathers who by their own account were not always there for their children, but who continue to offer those children, now grown, their love and support.

Let us pray for those fathers who have been wounded by the neglect and hostility of their children.

Let us praise those fathers who, despite divorce, have remained in their children’s lives.

Let us praise those fathers whose children are adopted, and whose love and support has offered healing.

Let us praise those fathers who, as stepfathers, freely choose the obligation of fatherhood and earned their step children’s love and respect.

Let us praise those fathers who have lost a child to death, and continue to hold the child in their heart.

Let us praise those men who have no children, but cherish the next generation as if they were their own.

Let us praise those men who have “fathered” us in their role as mentors and guides.

Let us praise those men who are about to become fathers; may they openly delight in their children.

And let us praise those fathers who have died, but live on in our memory and whose love continues to nurture us.

Happy Father’s Day Dad’s!!! 🙂

Bob

PS: How are you celebrating Father’s Day?

As always, you are welcome to leave your Comments below.

1 comment to Father’s Day

  • Frank

    Well, Bob, happy father’s day to you and all the rest of the SK’s Dads.
    Today, I’m doing the usual, working on our house…and just sat down to rest and have a glass of Red Bicyclette Syrah. Our weather is perfect and is just such a great day to lazily think about stuff.
    On the first day of spring, 70 years ago on this date in Whitehall, Montana. My Father and mother were married. He was working as a foreman for the C.C.C. at the time.
    Susan and I were married by a J.P. in 1971, but had a second church marriage on this day in 1975 in Anaconda, Montana. I was a carpenter at the time. My mother gave the weddings rings that she had received from my father in 1939 to my wife Sue on that day.
    I fixed our outdoor grill yesterday so that I’d be able to use it today. Some nice steaks, corn on the cob and a baked potato is in store for us later.
    After all my travels, it feels good to be back in Hereford, America! I saw a lot of crosses and places where young men had been ( A lot of mixed emotions…I feel like I now have the mindset of a “Mahatma Gandhi with a gun” OH well!) …. and as a result of their duty….many would never see fatherhood. With the hope of not sounding too crass let me say we and others just need to be the best father’s we can be to make it not in vain.
    By the way, the picture at Bastogne showing the monument with the Ohio side!!!! The reason I took it (were you still wondering???) was because I have only met one person (That I know of) that was in the Battle of Bastogne. …That was Sarah, Barbara and Kandi’s Dad, Mr. Bush.. I found this out when I was at the Hawaiian Reunion in 2002. I think he was from Ohio (I hope I’m right!)…thus the picture.
    Happy Days to all! Frank
    P.S. Next to the Le “Nuts” cafe was a shop that had the best sausage that I have ever ate. Belgium was also made even better for me because our bus driver was a beer connoisseur …and boy, did he pick out some good ones. I know, some of you are thinking that a bus driver … beer … well … well it works for me!!!O.K.?

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