Sunday, June 17, 2007
Happy Father's Day!
It's hard to explain the special place that my Dad holds in my heart and in my life but I really want to honour him today. I just called to talk to him but he's out checking cattle and looking at the crops, which is a typical evening for him. He's always been a farmer and I was blessed to grow up on the farm, where strong family values, Christian life and community service where modeled by my parents. My dad is a quiet man, with a heart of caring and sharing for others. He loves the land, animals(especially the farm dogs and cats), the seasons, anything that grows and being outdoors. Serving at church, as a 4-H leader, on the Camp board and in various other organizations has always been part of his commitment to others. His grandchildren bring a smile to his face and he loves to do things with them, from buying their bicycles to attending graduation ceremonies. I am blessed to call him my dad and I pray that he will continue to be a dynamic part of our lives. Happy Dad's Day!!
And the second set of wishes goes to my father-in-law, Bob's dad. He is a man of awesome woodworking skills and has built many houses, churches and other buildings in our community. He helped Bob build our house and crafted our cupboards and desks. Last year he built cribs for Meadow and Helayna and he's always game to create anything that anyone in the family asks for. He's well known in the community for his beautiful work and for the community service that has spanned his whole lifetime. He also loves growing things, including apple, pear, and plum trees and his latest venture is into mulberry trees. If there's a tree available, he's interested in it!! We celebrate him and the family memories that he's given us!