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Cultivate Relationships


cultivating relationships

Sorry I did not post last week. Two of my grandsons were over on Saturday for a while and then on Sunday afternoon just as I was sitting down to write this blog Chris, my middle son showed up for a surprise visit. It was wonderful to have him show up out of the blue and a bit surprising because he lives at least a ten hour drive away from us. He was on his way somewhere else and dropped off to see us on the way.

Bob and I had great visits with family last weekend. It is wonderful to have family come by. This weekend my two youngest grandsons got to spend the night on Friday. That was fun. Life gets so hectic you have to just take time to enjoy family when the opportunity arises. I am trying to learn how to relax and take every opportunity that comes my way with family. Life is too short to miss golden opportunities that only come once.

I am growing in my understanding of how important it is to cultivate relationships with God, family and friends in order to have a well rounded life and mindset. Just like in gardening you need to cultivate the ground and add the nutrients and water needed to help the plants grow, we must also take time to cultivate our relationships by adding time, compliments, fun and other stuff to build them strong. Remember life is all about how we relate to each other. Join me this week in fine tuning relationships in a positive manner.

On this father’s day I would like to recognize a special man who I have watched over the years grow into an awesome dad, my husband Bob. The caring in his heart for his children and grandchildren helps me to understand how blessed I am to have spent so many years married to him. Happy Father’s Day Mr. Bob, I love you.

Enjoy your week and I will be back next week with more.

Thank You Daddies


fathers dayFather’s day is a wonderful time to celebrate the men in our lives who have fathered children. Being a father is a biological wonder but being a dad is another thing entirely. I want to say thank you to all the daddy’s out there.

My daddy went to heaven years ago and I miss him. He was funny and crabby, loving and ornery. No matter what, he was my daddy and I loved him. My husband is the next one I want to recognize. He has been the daddy to all my children. Over the years, he has grown into quite a daddy and now a granddaddy or PaPa. I have watched his journey and seen him grow and understand fatherhood and how to be a daddy more and more each year. Being a daddy does not stop when your kids are grown.  It seems to get more important the older your children get.

Next in line are my son’s. It is very interesting to watch your son’s grow up and then become responsible fathers and daddies. My son’s have got this down. They both spend quality time with their children and have good relationships with them. They both provide for their families and take care of their home life. I could not have asked for more than that from them. I am blessed to call them my sons. My son-in-law is also a great example of a good father and daddy. He lovingly takes care of his son and tries to give him every advantage. He is a good provider for his family.

Most importantly I would like to recognize my Father God. He has always been there for me. When I was young and felt alone I reached out to Him. And although I could not hear Him I knew He was there. Then later in life I experienced some amazing encounters with Him. Our relationship went from a Father in heaven that was maybe reachable to Daddy God who loves and cares for me.  I realized that I am blessed to have partaken in such wonderful times of bonding. Thank you Daddy God for allowing me to experience Your love and compassion.

Join me today spending time being grateful for the daddies in our lives. Enjoy your week and I will be back next week with more.

Daddy


scan0001It was a long day at work and at the end of the day a client called who was mad. He proceeded to curse me out and yell about what he perceived to be my problem. He was rude. I wasn’t used to people being that openly rude and it hurt. What made matters worse was that I was pregnant and going through the up and down hormonal emotions that goes with pregnancy. The client knew that I was pregnant and did not seem to care.

I went to my parent’s house to pick up my children. Daddy saw that I was upset and asked what was wrong. I told him what had happened. He asked who the client was and when I told him he was shocked. He knew the man and could not believe that he had been so rude to me, especially knowing that I was pregnant. Daddy told me that he would talk to the man about being so rude. I left it with Daddy, trusting this man would no longer be mean to me.

I don’t remember having any further issues with the man and thank God for Daddy taking care of his little girl, even though she was not so little any more.

That is how our Father in heaven cares for us. Even when we are older, He is there to protect us and keep us safe. Have a happy father’s day today. I hope you have a chance to spend time with your dad or at least take some time to remember the good times you may have had with him.

Enjoy your week and I will be back next week with more.

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