(My father grew many kinds of flowers, including purple iris so these photos of irises, bathed in sunshine, in my own garden are dedicated in his memory.)
A most blessed Father's Day wish to dads and father figures everywhere!
It is my sincerest hope that you know how special and important you are in the lives of your children.
For those of us who were blessed with knowing our fathers, this day may be filled with joy or tinged with sadness, depending on whether our dads are still alive.
My father died in 1989 and life has never been the same since.
Every holiday, as we gather around the table, I miss his presence .
His corny jokes and his laughter have been silenced.
The love he had for his five daughters has now been turned into memories as sweet and precious as a newborn baby.
(This is my favorite spot in the backyard. I love to sit near the fountain, listen to the trickling water and think about all the good things life brings.)
My father lives in my heart and I try to live all of the good things he taught me----kindness to others, hard work ethic, faith in the Lord, generosity and the importance of a sense of humor.
My father, like human beings everywhere, was not perfect but he was a good and decent man who I loved with all my heart.
To you, Daddy, and to daddies everywhere, have a beautiful day.
WHAT WAS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS YOUR FATHER OR FATHER FIGURE TAUGHT YOU?