Sunday, June 17, 2007

Dad's Day

Today is Father's Day. A day I have dreaded for the last month. For the most part I think I'm dealing with my dad's recent passing very well, but then I have a moment. While picking out a birthday card for my father in law at an upscale grocery store, I almost fell apart. And the same thing happened when I picked out Father's Day cards back in May. I just knew I would collapse into a crying heap, but I haven't. I had a moment, very slight moment today at church while leading the singing and again when I played my father's favorite hymn, but I'm okay. I am so thankful for a loving, Christian father who instilled in me the values of hard work, faith in God, love for family, and loyalty to friends. I only hope that I can give my children one-tenth of what Tommy Tipps gave me.

And I'm very thankful for the husband that the good Lord blessed me with, and what a wonderful father he's been to our children. I couldn't have asked for a better man and how I got so blessed is beyond me.

Art, thank you for all you do for me and our children. I cannot imagine my life without you. Your constant love and support, patience and encouragement are an inspiration to me. You are my hero and my rock. My heart will always belong to you.

8 comments:

Art said...

I am the one who has been blessed! I love you!

Vicki said...

Stacie, this is so sweet. I don't believe any comments are even necessary.

Welcome back...I've missed you!

krystyna said...

Beautiful!!!

Nadine said...

You said that very lovely. I lost my dad over 18 yrs ago and so my heart goes out to you. May God give you and your family comfort during this time.

Lorna said...

I agree with vicki, no comments are necessary. hugsssssssss

Susan as herself said...

I get the same way on Mother's Day. I always see things I would have loved to buy for her, or places I would have liked to take her, etc...

That stuff never goes away, but it does soften... :)

doodlebugmom said...

Sorry for the loss of your dad. (I am new to your blog)

I have the same problem when it comes to Mother's Day since my mom passed away 6 years ago.

Shionge said...

You and Art are so sweet and having each other is the sweetest thing for both of you.

Sorry about missing Dad I do too all the time.