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Saturday, June 17, 2017

You're a good good Father.....

As Father's Day approaches, I get all sentimental for the Father's in my life, by Father's, I don't necessarily mean my biological father but all the father's that have impacted me and still do.  
I admire all the Father's out there, you really are good good men! 

Below is a song that brings my 1st Father to mind..... My heavenly Father 
His love is unconditional, he never leaves me, he holds my hand, 
He picks me up when I fall (which is often) and He brings me calm & peace.  ~Abba Father

The Next Father in my Dad.... The guy on the Left. 
The guy who raised me and made me part of who I am today.

Thanks Dad for all the things you have done for me, for the things you have taught me like the importance of family! Your calm spirit and kindness are admirable traits.
We share the love of country and farms and those "back in the day" stories!

Next comes my Father-in-Love....
I gotta love the guy who is responsible for my husband, you raised him well Wayne.
Wayne is the guy on the right (In the picture above)
I have always felt like another daughter with Wayne, I am blessed!

Next is my son Brice...
Father to my grandbabies. 
There is nothing like seeing your own son become a father. 
I love watching him interact with his babies in such a loving tender way.
 and watching him teach and discipline and nurture them.
It is so rewarding as a parent, so proud of  you Brice!

For you Brice and Chris...
It's so true and something to always be thinking of...
YOU are your daughter's first love, it's a big deal!
She will look to you for advise, approval, boundaries and unconditional love. 
Teach her that real love is from the inside not  from what you see on the outside. 
Love her like no other.
YOU are your son's first hero, it's a big deal!
These sweet boys are like sponges and look up to their daddy's like they are the best thing ever. 
Loving their mamma is the first lesson you can teach them. 
Teach them to be  honorable, fair, wise with your words and kind.....the rest will follow!

The next is Chris, my son-in-love
He is the Father of my grandbabies, he loves his kids! He's goofy and fun and a good dad.
I'm so proud of the dad you are Chris! 
It's been a tough year learning how to care for a child with Type1 diabetes, but you are doing it!!! 

Next is my Husband.... the Father of my kids.
The only thing better than having you for my husband, 
is our kids having you as their dad!

 You have been an awesome example and teacher for our boys. 
They both have a lot of their father in them. 
I love hearing you talk with them, giving them subtle advise &encouraging them... 
for this I am thankful! 

 This girl is so much like you. 
YOU were her first love! 
You instilled in her so many lessons that have carried her through life. 
I love the connection and closeness you share with her
I'm sooooooo grateful Brianna has you for her daddy!

Happy Father's Day to all the dad's out there!!!



  1. Oh, Jackie, this is just the most beautiful post filled with such deep love, admiration and appreciation for the fathers in your life.

    And those photos, too, especially the fishing one...capture love.

    1. Thanks Audrey, Yes they are admired and loved! I love the fishing one too. it was taken on the annual fishing trip that the guys do on my side of the family. My brother in law shot that one, I'm thankful he did, especially since I'm not there to see these things.