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Thoughts On Fathers Day


Sunday, June 16, 2013

I woke up to a quiet house. That seems to be the way things are now. They’re grown and scattered. A few of them are asleep in the living room. Matt and our granddaughter Ava stayed in Louisville. Today is dad’s day at the zoo, a tradition began when Johnny and Matt where very, very young. Paul and our daughter-in-law Geena are spending the day getting the nursery ready and she’s at that time in her pregnancy when any travel is uncomfortable. John will be over for dinner. That leaves three of them – Maggie, Katie and Tim here with us this morning.

I am so very blessed. That’s all that goes through my mind. I have so many amazing memories of them as kids, the construction paper cards, key holders and hand prints…… I had to laugh when I opened my email this morning – Many E-Cards from the kids. Isn’t technology grand? They don’t even have to go to the post office any longer.

I rolled over in bed about an hour ago and said to Joan, “You know, these kids have made it really easy for me to be a good dad.”

So this morning, bright and early, before everything gets rolling I want to tip my hat to each of them and say ‘Thank-You.” It’s been a pleasure and honor to be your dad.
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MORTICIAADDAMS 6/19/2013 9:28AM

    It's a gift from God. Not every man is chosen to be a father and not every man should be. Those who take it seriously make a real difference in the world. It's a mans most important job. The chance to leave something of importance behind.

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CC3833 6/18/2013 9:49AM

    Aww very very sweet! Happy belated Father's day! My dad had to work so I stopped by for an hour just to spend a little time with him... He really liked that even though there wasn't a card or anything at least I drove by and spent time with Daddy :-)

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BAMAJAM 6/17/2013 2:11PM

  Hi John! It's the day after Father's Day-- and I just want to add my comments.
No doubt that you are one SUPER DAD! I bet that you really made childhood a FUN TRIP for your kids. I once heard that the best gift to give a child is the memory of a happy home--. My dear husband is also a SUPER DAD.... Our kids are now grown young men, (three of them)-- and they are outstanding men of character and integrity.
BTW, John, I'd love to share the card that each son signed for Dad. Here is the verse: Front of card reads-- Dad, I still remember how whenever I had a problem, I'd come to you and you'd always know the right thing to say . . .
Inside of card reads: "Go ask your mother." Happy Father's Day !
(Hope this gives you, and Joan, a SMILE!)

PS... John, I truly appreciate your blogs!

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PAM_COOPER 6/16/2013 11:53PM

    You must be a good father!!!! I hope you enjoyed your day.

Happy Father's Day!



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NEEDBU66 6/16/2013 7:39PM

    Happy Father's day!

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EDWARDS1411 6/16/2013 4:22PM

    The happiest of Father's Day is wished for you, John - enjoy!!!

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REGILIEH 6/16/2013 3:56PM

    How very sweet! I bet it was even easier being your child! Happy Father's Day to a great guy!

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GEEMAWEST 6/16/2013 3:21PM

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SMAILEH 6/16/2013 1:01PM

  Happy Father's Day, John.

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CRYSTALJEM 6/16/2013 12:54PM

    I really needed this. Thank you. I'm lucky too. My kids make being a good mom easy too. Happy Father's Day. Namaste. CJ

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AJDOVER1 6/16/2013 10:32AM

    You are blessed and you are a blessing.

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JEANNETTE59 6/16/2013 10:09AM

  Happy Father's Day! emoticon

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HARROWJET 6/16/2013 9:57AM

    Happy Father's Day.

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19-VICKI-56 6/16/2013 9:27AM

  HAPPY FATHER'S DAY emoticon

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TERMITEMOM 6/16/2013 9:21AM

    Happy Father's Day! Enjoy the good times with your family.

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NASFKAB 6/16/2013 8:17AM

  Happy Father's Day
Mossing mine so much

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ONEKIDSMOM 6/16/2013 8:04AM

    Happy Father's Day!

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ANATASHIKI 6/16/2013 7:59AM

    you are all blessed to be together , it seems you have a wonderful family emoticon

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BEATLETOT 6/16/2013 7:56AM

    Happy Father's Day!!! Your kids are lucky to have a dad like you! emoticon

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HDHAWK 6/16/2013 7:53AM

    Have a wonderful day John. You deserve it! Your kids are lucky to have a man like you as their dad.

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TRISTAROSE 6/16/2013 7:37AM

    Happy Father's Day John! Enjoy your family and your day!

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