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Sunday, June 15, 2008


This is a photo of my daddy and I when I was about 10

Mom and Dad divorced when I was 7 and Mom and I moved far away.....
I, of course, not only became separated from my DAD
but also all of my aunts, uncles, cousins, and
my Grandpa
They all lived about 400 miles from where I lived and I was able to go spend a week or so in the summertime with Dad and my family. (My mother was a very smart, kind and understanding mom that never, ever tried to keep my dad from seeing me. For this,
I missed my dad and all the others....I was just a little girl and didn't understand the
GOD was watching from above and knew I needed some HELP
SO, HE just up and sent me ANOTHER family.....
more cousins, aunts and uncles.
not only did HE gift me with all these people....

in no time at all...I LOVED THEM

There's just not too many little girls in this world that had such a gift as I....
Not one but TWO wonderful dads

This is my step-father with my daughter on her wedding day.

I never even thought about him being my STEP-DAD...He was ALWAYS just
He was the kindest, sweetest, funniest and most loving dad in the entire world and I miss him so much I could just die.
"Oh, with all that I've done wrong,
I must have done something right...
To deserve your love every morning
And butterfly kisses at night."
Bob Carlisle, author

to two very loved

I am wishing all of you happy times with the men in your life, be it your dad, hubby, grandfather, son/s, sons-in-law, grandsons or friends.


Kathleen Grace said...

You are very fortunate to have had a second chance at having a father who loved you. My parents were divorced when I was three and I have no memory of his side of the family and very little memory of my father.

Tara said...


What a lovely tribute!

Beverly said...

I know they both must have loved you very much.

I'm missing my daddy, too.

Happy Father's Day to the men in your life.

Marcela said...

Beautiful words BJ
It made me cry....
Wonderful tribute....
Here is father's day too!!!

Kisses and hugs across the miles

Rosie's Whimsy said...

What a sweet Father's Day story. Thanks so much for sharing your memories.

((hugs)) Rosie

PAT said...

Beautiful Father's Day post, BJ!

J is "stepdad" to my girls. They are very close to both their dad's and love them so much. This relationship has been good for our entire family and especially J, who needed his "daughters" and grandchildren very much.

Thanks for this post and have a wonderful Sunday!

Brenda Kula said...

All I can think to say is, you were so lucky to have had a second chance, and a second family. And I am so truly envious. But thankful that miracles are out there!

Meggie said...

What a lovely story and tribute to two lucky men to be loved so much! Excuse me while I get a tissue.....

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a lovely tribute to your two Dads!

And your pink post yesterday was filled with wonderful goodies! I loved the pink shabby door plate! I would have attached that to a birdhouse and added a vintage crystal door knob...Now I am going to go hunting for one!

Sweetie said...

What a wonderful tribute. I am especially missing my Dad today even though it has been almost 35 years since he died unexpectantly at a very young age.

This is the first time that I "happened upon" your blog. I am new to the world of blogging and feel blessed to have "met" so many wonderful women.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sweet BJ,
This is just beautiful and reading it made me cry,love is a very powerful bond,its a very emotional day today.
Love and hugs Kristina XxX

Caroline Joy said...

Precious Post ! I have more than one Daddy too ! My blood dad was a pastor. My step-dad a principal and rancher. & my Heavenly Daddy the only One that has always been there for me though I know the others love me in their own ways. I love them all. Thank you for the reminder !

Susie said...

Sweet sweet post BJ!
I'm so blessed to still have my Dad in my life. You were doubly blessed to have two.

Terri and Bob said...

Awesome post. I love reading about families!

Mary / Mariah said...

You are indead so blessed to have had all that love , but for you to except a second family and Daddy is so special . Some can't or won't . You gave your love and recieved in return so much more then you would have thought as a child .

You are a very giving person and I'm so glad to know you my friend .Mary

Jeanne said...

Your post about your two dads is so sweet. You are a lucky person to have such positive experiences in the face of divorce. Your daughter is beautiful in her wedding photo. It is wonderful to be loved that much.

Have a great day and Happy Father's Day to your dh.

Love ya, Jeanne

Betty said...

BJ, what a great tribute to your two Dads on this Father's Day. Very sweet.

Diana Lyn said...

Good Morning BJ,
Wha a beautiful story about your Dads! How blessed are you! Life goes by so fast, and the sweet comment on the side bar of your grandson graduating, Ugh! I dread mine growing up! He is so adorable, every speck of him! Have a blessed day sweetie! And I am so sorry about your flowers! hugs Diana Lyn