It was, as I have said, a fine autumnal day; the sky was clear and serene, and nature wore that rich and golden livery which we always associate with the idea of abundance. The forests had put on their sober brown and yellow, while some trees of the tenderer kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet.... As Ichabod jogged slowly on his way, his eye... ranged with delight over the treasures of jolly autumn. ~Washington Irving, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day

To our son...
Who is a wonderful father.
With patience and understanding and love for his little beans.

To my husband...
Who taught the boys how to bate a hook and catch a fish ...
  Who helped with paper routes and coached them in Little League.
Taught them how to sleep in a camper truck and stop asking "When are we going to get there?"
Who showed them how to negotiate life's ups and downs.
And try to land on your feet...most of the time.

And to my dad...
Who taught me how to make a bed, wash a car, dress well, turn out the lights when you leave a room and take care of your family.
I love you and miss you dad...

Here's to my brother in laws, John and Jeff, for all you do and more. There should be a medal of honor for going above and beyond fatherhood... and choosing to adopt children who need a family.  You are heroes in my eyes.

Here's to all Dads, everywhere. It's a hard job and you deserve a special day.

7 comments:

Brian Miller said...

happy fathers day to all the dads in your life...from one generation to then next...raising up the next fathers...

Kerry O'Gorman said...

Lovely post and YES! They all deserve a special day for all they have done, do and will do...cheers Connie.

Madeline's Album said...

Beautiful tribute to the men in your life who are dads. This was a very sweet post. Have a blessed evening. Madeline

Pauline Woodcock said...

A lovely tribute to the men/fathers in your life.

Suz said...

oh this was nice....and wonderful...and so good
blessed we are, Farmlady
and there is more to come
just think of that
amen

Chef E said...

They and you are very blessed (lucky)

Teresa Evangeline said...

It's past Father's Day, but I missed this and just had to tell you how I loved seeing these photos and your obvious appreciation for these men in your life. A wonderful post.