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Saturday, June 19, 2010

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY TO MY TWO DADS...

"Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes." ~Gloria Naylor

"Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope." ~Bill Cosby " There are three stages of a man's life:
He believes in Santa Claus,
he doesn't believe in Santa Claus,
he IS Santa Claus." ~Author Unknown
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This is a photo of my daddy and I when I was about 10 years old.
I sure did love him...
but Mom and Dad divorced when I was 7 and Mom and I moved pretty far
away from Dallas...and my dad.
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I lost more than a daddy...as all little people do when divorce happens.
I missed all my aunts, uncles, cousins, granddad....
I did, however, get to spend time with Dad and the others in the summertime.
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My mother was a very kind and wise lady and always said only good things about my daddy
and always let me see him any time that we could.
For this, I still thank my mother...
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I was sad....I missed my daddy and didn't understand the ways of the world...
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BUT...GOD knew I needed help...and HE just set about doing something about it all...
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HE sent me, not only another wonderful new daddy...but a whole new set of
extended family.

They all loved me and I loved them...in no time at all.
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"Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance." ~Ruth E. Renkel

"The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother."

Theodore M. Hesburgh

"It is much easier to become a father than to be one."
~Kent Nerburn, Letters to My Son: Reflections on Becoming a Man, 1994
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This is my step-father with my daughter the day she married.
I never one time thought of him in any way but MY DADDY.
and...he was always PAPAW to our kids.
He was the kindest, sweetest, funniest man...and I miss him so much I could just die.
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After all these years, I still thank God for giving me 2 wonderful families...
Not too many little girls get another after losing one...but I sure did...and I am so thankful.


My love to both my dads on this FATHER'S DAY.
I know they are both smiling down at me as I type this tribute to the
best two fathers in the world.
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"One night a father overheard his son pray: Dear God, Make me the kind of man my Daddy is.
Later that night, the Father prayed, Dear God, Make me the kind of man my son wants me to be." Anonymous

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY TO MR. SWEET.....
AND TO OUR SON, DAVID...
AND TO OUR SON*IN*LUV, JENT...
AND TO OUR GRANDSON via A GRANDDAUGHTER, CORY
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HAPPY FATHER'S DAY TO ALL THE MEN IN YOUR LIFE...
"Any man can be a father. It takes someone special to be a dad." ~Author Unknown


21 comments:

Theresa said...

Sweet post! God does know exactly what we need! Have a blessed day!

sue said...

I love your story BJ, its sooooo sweet! Have a wonderful day celebrating the men in your life! xo

Beverly said...

This is such a wonderful tribute to love.

I'm missing my daddy, too.

RainGardener said...

What a beautiful post and how nice to see someone love and miss their Father and (especially) Stepfather like you do.

salmagundi said...

A special story! At the time of the separation, you probably didn't realize how blessed you were; but didn't it turn out wonderful? Sally

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Sweet sweet tribue BJ, Happy Father's Day in memory of all.
♥ Teresa

Brenda said...

You were truly lucky, BJ. I never even got to know one. So I want those who had any at all, and felt their love, to be grateful for their presence.
Brenda

Connie said...

That is the sweetest tribute to the 2 "dads" in your life that I have ever read, sweetpea! I'm bawling for you, but you are truly loved and your mom WAS a wise woman, sugar.
xoxo,
Connie

Beth in NC said...

That is so sweet BJ. I can't imagine being taken away from my Daddy like you were. What a blessing that the next man brought into your life was precious too.

Chrissy said...

What a sweet post, do hope this finds you well my dear, sweet friend, Chrissy

Mary said...

BJ,

A wonderful tribute to both of your Dads. You certainly were lucky to have these two fine men in your life.

Blessings,
Mary

Trish said...

Thank you for your comments on by blog today BJ...I am blessed to meet you!
This was a beautiful tribute to your Dad...Father's day is not the same once they are gone!
I signed up to follow you...looks like we have lots in common!

Shelia said...

Oh, Dear BJness! What a sweet post and tribute to your two Daddys! God is just the best, isn't He? LOL He knows I'm silly! ;)
Thank you so much for asking about my tiny Mother ;)! Today is her birthday and she's 86! She's doing pretty well and for that I am so thankful!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :0

Kelee Katillac said...

Lovely tribute BJ!!!

Candy-Faith..... from Simply Pretty said...

Hi
I found your blog from blog hopping today :)
Thought Id say Hi!
:) Candy

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

You are blessed indeed to have not one but two wonderful fathers. The memories you have of them must be really priceless. Isn't God just a wonderful father to think of such? :-)

Smilingsal said...

You were blessed!

PEA said...

Beautiful tribute to both your daddies for Father's Day. You were very blessed to have them both in your life and vice versa!! xoxo

Janera said...

That's love! Thanks for sharing your great story, BJ.

Sorry I can't come Wed. -- kids have appts. in Odessa.

Can I join you all a different time? Let me know, ok?

Love ya!

Risa said...

sweet story. Thanks for sharing about Dads :-)

bj said...

Most of this post is from last year..with all the trip preps, I've fallen way behind in my preparing posts ..so I am relying on past posts for a little while...
Thanks for your patience...
xo bj