Sunday, June 15, 2008

52 Blessings Project~ Week 24

This week I am Grateful For~Amazing Fathers!

Happy Father's Day!

Noble fatherhood gives us a glimpse of the divine attributes of our Father in Heaven~James E Faust

I love Today because it gives me a chance to reflect on how blessed I am to be surrounded by amazing men in my life. How could I not choose my father,father in law, and husband as my blessing today?

My father is a man who lives his life with Joy, Kindness, Integrity, and Spirituality. He has been such a great example to me of how to live a rightous, happy life. One of the greatest gifts that he gave me was being a rightous preisthood holder. I always knew I could come to him for a father's blessing.He is a wonderful father, husband, and grandfather. My kids love him so much. What a blessing to have the kind of grandparents that my children have.I love his example to others. The only real argument I can ever remember him having with my mother was once when he sprayed her with a hose! Man was she ticked off! I am sure there were others, but what I remember most is how he treated her with such love and respect. You can tell she means the world to him. I had always known I wanted to find a man that would love and appriciate me as much as my father loved my mother. I knew that I wanted a husband that would emulate some of his wonderful qualities.

Well, lucky me! I found just that! My husband is a Kind,Loyal,Funny,Dedicated man. He is someone who not only loves me but makes sure that I know how much he loves me! What a great example for our children! He is the best father. The girls look so forward to him coming home. They know they can talk him into going swimming with him or he will read a book to them. When I am frustrated with him, I tell him so and not always so kindly. He hears what I have to say, and he tries so hard to change whatever is bothering me. He is always willing to try to be a better father, a better husband. He may not be perfect but to our family he is the perfect daddy. I love that he tries to help our family draw closer to our Heavenly Father. He wants us to be better~ to strive to live a more rightous life.He pushes us to be better~even when we don't want to! I am blessed Heavenly Father sent him to me. Our children are blessed to have such a wonderful father!

I know that Tony is the kind gentle man he is today because of his wonderful parents. I can see so much of his personality comes from his father. His competitive side, his sense of humor, his work ethic, his sense of family....I could go on and on. I have found Wally to be so funny,kind, patient(especially around all the screaming lil ones!)and so welcoming.It is so fun when Wally comes to visit.The kids love it! It is so great that they are able to spend such quality time with him. He is so good with them. I crack up at the similarites between Tony and his father.They both have a fierce competitive side. It is always funny to hear the results of the latest golf game(competition) they played.I think they could tell you who won the game they played in 1986.Both would claim it was them.I am so grateful for the influence of his father that has helped to shape the man that I love so much.I know that Wally's example of being a great father is what helped Tony to becoming the wonderful one that he is!

So, Today I am so thankful for all the amazing men in my life. The best fathers, grandfathers, husbands,and friends. Thank You! Happy Fathers Day!


Lori ~ LL-K said...

What sweet blessing they truly are!

sara said...

i love this post...i also love the quote at the top by James E is so true!

KLS said...

I remember how much fun your parents were. Your dad was always so playful with your mom and the kids. What a great tribute to them.

pam said...

Fathers are a great blessing.

Crazymamaof6 said...

fab blessing choice this week!~ awesome pictures. hello big family!

Kendra said...

What a great post. I hope that both your father and husband read this. It was so sweet.

andrea j said...

Father's are great! What a nice tribute to all the men in your family :)