Sunday, June 16, 2013

It's Your Day Dads!

I'm very behind on blogging this week. We've had some fun things go down and I'll post about them next week, but today it's all about  DADS!  I was blessed with a great Dad in my life.  He was a strength that made me think that everything would be fine as long as he was there. He was funny, smart, could fix anything, loved to travel, took us on great camping vacations all over the country and the best part was his love for my Mom and for us...we never doubted that we were the most important thing in his life.


 This picture makes me laugh because my Dad looks anything but fun, funny, friendly, and happy! He and I have the same squint going on here but my brothers seem pretty happy! That brings me into some other Dads I admire and honor this day.
My 4 brothers are super good Dads. They are always there for their kiddos, even now that the kids are grown and gone...they are great Grandfathers too! They are wonderful brothers so it only goes to reason that being Dads would come naturally! I have a few other Dads I want to give some "high fives" too....
My oldest son Jack is Dad to 4 great kids.  He supports them in all ways and is great at showing them how to accomplish anything they want to do...like kite flying!
#2 son, Craig, is a super Dad to these 3 monkeys!  When I see his parenting skills I always admire his patience with them.  I've never seen him really get mad or fly off the handle..then again, he's that way with everyone!
#3 son, Phil, is Dad to 2 little girls...growing up with all brothers I admire his skill with doing "girlie" things with them!  (Hope he doesn't mind me saying that!)
I've saved the best for last....my hubby Jack...He's the Dad to my 4 boys and I'm grateful to him for being the other half  with me in raising them!
Like this pic of him and Jordan some years ago, he's always there to support and help them when they need it...(a good backup guy, even off a horse!) and has taught them many skills along the way.  I didn't mention Jordan as a Dad because he's not a Dad yet! But if he ever does have kiddos, he'll be like his brothers..His nieces and nephews think he's pretty cool!
He's also a great "PawPaw" to all 9 of our Grandkiddos...ready with the special hugs..or head locks!
So Happy Father's Day to all the good Dads I've had in my life!


15 comments:

Shady Del Knight said...

Hello, dear YaYa! You have an abundance of men in your family and it's very nice of you to salute them on Father's Day. I enjoyed seeing that picture of you sitting on your daddy's lap. I'm sure he was the great man you have described here as are your brothers, your sons and your husband. Blessings to all of you and have a great week ahead, dear YaYa!

acorn hollow said...

what a great post. There are a lot of really great dads in your family.
Cathy

Christina said...

You are so stinkin cute in that picture with your dad! By the way, I didn't know there were so many of you kids! Are there 6 of you?

selvageedge said...

I love that last picture of Jack. It's very "him". :) Your sons have had a great example to follow.

Cheltz said...

Great post and so many wonderful photos! I didn't realize you had a son named after your husband :).

Cindy said...

How nice to have so many great guys in your life! Love the pictures!!

Julia said...

Oh Yaya, this is a beautiful tribute to all the dads in your life. What a blessing this has been for all the members of your beautiful family. I just wish that more dads would be like the dads in your story. There would be a lot less broken homes in the world.

I'm sure that it was a great celebration for the dads on Father's Day.
Hugs,
JB

Munir said...

Your family is beautiful. Your Dad may seem serious, but in those days pictures were not as candid as they are now so it must have been hard to capture a fun moment.

We had a great Fathers Day weekend. Both of our sons came home from Hawaii and from Philadelphia. However my husband did not want to go out to eat. His tooth is hurting and he has become moody, but we had fun just hanging out with my home cooked meals.

karen said...

I like the headlock picture. Jack looks like a great tease, and tons of fun. Your grandkids must adore him. It's nice to have so many good men in your family!

rosaria williams said...

What lovely family pictures, showing all the dads in your tribe!
Great post.

Hilary said...

You are truly blessed to have so many good fathers in your life. Which is why your sons are good dads, also. A wonderful tribute to fathers. And your brother in the bright pink/red shirt looks very much like your dad.

Willow said...

Oh Yaya the love and admiration for your family really shines. How wonderful it was to read this tribute about your guys!

Nonnie said...

What a blessing to be surrounded by so many great dads in your life. Great post!

Rick Watson said...

Good one Yaya. I've spent a great deal of time all this week thinking about my dad.
He would have been 90 this coming Saturday had he lived.

Sue said...

There's nothing like a good dad, and I always love honoring them on Father's Day.

You've done a good job here.

=)