Happy Father’s Day

Just a short post to wish the dads in your life a most wonderful Father’s Day.

I am blessed to have a hubby who has been the most wonderful husband, father and “Pop”

“It makes my heart happy” to see the beautiful relationship that my son has with his daughter

and the relationship of my hubby and his precious granddaughter and son.

They all adore each other.

It’s what life is all about . . . family.

Father's Day

My son, precious granddaughter and hubby.

And for the past 23 years, Father’s Day has been bittersweet, as I lost my dad 23 years ago.

It doesn’t seem like that long. I guess it is because we keep him alive in our hearts.

Dad/WWII

I love this old faded photo of him as I know how much he loved his country.

He taught me so much . . . his main emphasis was to live our lives

with the utmost integrity and commitment,

to put the love of family above all else. I miss him terribly.

And I leave you with this poem my son wrote on a Father’s Day card many, many years ago.

“Everyone comes to share you

you help them

and you help me.

You teach them

and you teach me.

You listen to them

and you listen to me

You laugh with them

and you laugh with me.

Everyone loves and respects you

but I love and respect you the most

because I am part of you

and you are part of me.

Everyone calls you Coach

but I can call you Dad!”

 

 I wish you all a most wonderful day with the special dads in your life.

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  1. Happy Father’s Day Shirley! Love the photo of your son, granddaughter and hubby and of course the one of your father in uniform. ♥
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  2. Love the photo of your son, granddaughter, and husband. How precious.
    I know you miss your dad – My dad has been gone 21 years. Still miss him.
    Hugs for you!
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  3. What a wonderful poem! Thank you for sharing that Shirley:) Happy Fathers Day to your Husband and family:)
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  4. Beautiful post Shirley…love that first photo!! I sure do miss my dad he’s been gone 13 years now.
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  5. Hi Shirley, beautiful Father’s Day post and tribute to your dad. Love the pic of your son with daughter and hubby.
    Special memories and I can so relate. What a picture treasure of your dad. Your son looks like you Shirley!!
    You have a beautiful family. Happy Father’s Day to your guys.
    Hugs, cm
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  6. Sweet tribute to your dad and love the picture of your hubby, son and granddaughter too sweet. Hope you have a great day today celebrating Dad’s Day. Enjoy Shirley.
    Kris
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  7. Such a good photo! I hope your men had a great Father’s Day!
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  8. What a beautiful poem. How special for your husband.

  9. Sweet post about Father’s Day…Love seeing the pictures.

  10. Hope you all had a nice Father’s Day… Best wishes… love, Lor
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  11. Beautiful tribute to your Dad, he was a handsome guy! My Dad died when I was 4 so I don’t even remember him, THAT makes me very sad, still. I hope to meet him again one day. Love the poem your son wrote too! Thanks for sharing it. Great picture of your son, sweetie and hubby!!!
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