Saturday, June 17, 2006

Happy Father's Day!


here's a pic of leo and his dad ... both leo's folks are still alive ... they live a good 3 day's drive from our place ... with leo's health and the health of his parents being poor - well the visiting is all done via telephone these days ...

it's a blessing to still have a dad to wish "happy father's day" too ... my dad died in 2001, so of course i think of him even more on these types of occasions ... click
here for last year's post if you want to see a pic of him & me ...

but tomorrow it will all be about the dad's that are still here ... the sweet dads, the grouchy dads, the funny dads and the sad dads too ... each man will have impacted his family in a HUGE way ... what a responsibility! and i hope that each dad will feel love from those around him ... after all, if a man does the best he knows how, with the abilities that God gave him - what more could a family want?

so give dear old dad a BIG BIG HUG ... i wish i could give my own dad just one more gentle caress ...

12 comments:

Mrs. Diamond said...

loved this post!

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Jammie J. said...

"Meow, meow meoooow!"

That was my cat wishing Leo Happy Father's Day, cat-style. :)

Saija said...

mrsd ... hope you guys have a wonderful sunday! (hugs)

jeanette ... leo loves his cats! he is such a cat person ... :o)

Badoozie said...

i wish my dad would have done the best he could, but he didn't. he wasnt' interested in being a father, or a family man. i've just come to terms with it, and deal with him accordingly. not sure if i will call him today.

Saija said...

susie ... awww, sorree ... i do know what you mean re your dad ... my dad had his demons that spilled over to our family life ... but you know, i still miss him so very very much - he was my dad, warts and all ... ((hugs)) to you ...

daisymarie said...

My dad is gone too. So today was spent watching my SIL be a good dad and my hub being an awesome Pepa! Hugs to you and yours!

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

I know that we are lucky...we who still have our dads..Mine will be 88 in August...nice post...

Saija said...

tina ... *lopsided smile* ... (hugs) back!

flip/flop ... wow, 88! that is wonderful ... my dad was 72 when he died ... leo's dad is still going strong at 80 ...

Fred said...

I talked with Dad yesterday for an hour. I only wish he lived closer to me so we could pop on over more often.

Maggie Ann said...

What a great picture. I am thankful to be able to have clear memories of my Father and my Mother. We were treated to lunch out by our son for Father's Day. I can't help it if I profit from Father's Day...grin. I always feel for the folks whose parents passed on before they could remember them though. Hope you are having a really good week. I'm terrible lazy today and worse, want to be...=)

Saija said...

fred ... how neat! i bet you were both blessed by it ... :o)

maggie ann ... clear memories are a good thing ... and being treated for a dinner out is wonderful! i bet your hubby profits from mother's day, so why not you profitting from father's day!