Saturday, June 14, 2014

Importance of a Father's Love

My Father gave me the Greatest Gift anyone could give ~
He Believed in Me.
(Jim Valvano)

In a novel which I recently read...”Run for Your Life” written by Iris Johansen,
the lead character, Grace, speaking to Robert, her bodyguard, conversed
about her Father...who from  her early childhood, defended him from people
who didn't understand that her life with him wasn't what they thought.

“He made Life an adventure for me; sometimes, a terrifying adventure, but he'd always shown me love and kindness.  In all the loneliness of my childhood, I never doubted that he cared for me. That knowledge was significantly important to me!  In a world that changed every day...when I hadn't been able to count on anyone or anything...I could count and depend on....My Father Loving Me.

Meaningful Quotes

I wasn't anything special as a Father...
but I loved them...and they knew it!
(Sammy Davis Jr.)

It's easier for a father to have children
than for children to have a real father.
(Pope John XXIII)

He didn't tell me how to live...he lived and let me watch him do it.
(Clarence Budington Re Naud)

I would want my legacy to be that…
 I was a Great Son...a Great Father..,and a Great Friend.
(Dante Hall)

The Mouths of Babes

Patrick McAlpine of Nepean, Ontario, shares a funny anecdote he came across about a little girl who wrote a composition for Father's Day:
“My Dad can climb the highest mountain or swim the biggest ocean.
He can fly the fastest plane and fight the strongest tiger!
My Father can do anything!
But, most of the time, he just carries out the garbage.”

Compiled by Merle Baird-Kerr...May 26, 2014
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  1. DILU writes from "Mom and Dad"..Excellent on Fathers' Day write-up: it is so true that time goes by and we do not always realize the importance of Father in the family. Our daughters will enjoy reading it. I will forward it to everyone! Thanks, Merle

  2. Thank you Dilu and Aba for your comments. So rewarding it is to reflect on those days and years we spend with our children as they mature into well-adjusted adults with successful careers
    and family.