Happy Father’s Day!!!

I can not let Father’s Day go by without posting a post about my Daddy.  Now I know most of you out there think that you have the best dad in the world but I beg to differ with you.  I did.  No doubt about it.   My daddy was kind and gentle.  He was quiet and mild mannered.  He was funny and had a great sense of humor.   He was a loving father and husband, a caring and compassionate man.  Everyone that knew him commented on his sincerity and honesty but most often his sense of compassion.   He truly cared about people and took people at their word when sometimes he probably should not have.  I have so many great memories of him and when he passed away too early in 1994 it hurt so much but I also was able to somehow rejoice that he was no longer trapped in a body that failed him.   I miss him every day.  I really do.  I can not tell you how often I wish I could just tell him something and get his reaction or his wisdom.

My Daddy was a quiet man.  A man of great faith and a man who loved more than anyone can imagine.  He chose to follow a call into the ministry and primarily served in small rural churches because that is where he felt he could make the most difference.  And he did.  Without fanfare or accolades he lived out his life and led by quiet example and love.  He truly loved.

My father in law has become my second dad and I can not say enough about him either.  As he struggles with failing health he still remains a strong and honest man who has helped many people over the years.  He was caregiver to many and was a source of strength for all those he has encountered over the years.  I am blessed to be his daughter in law and have grown to love him .   I love this man and it is no wonder I feel in love with his son.  I am blessed.

Enjoy your Father’s Day and let whoever was a “father” in your life know how much they mean to you.  You can never tell someone too often how much you love them.


  1. What a heartwarming tribute to two fine men! You have been blessed. The older I get, the more I realize what a blessing it is to have good parents.

    • Thanks, Ann!!! I took a lot for granted when i was younger. Didn’t think i did but in retrospect I did. My goal now is to acknowledge all things good in my life now—and I have a ton of things good!!! Thanks for reading and the sweet comment!

  2. Awwww this is lovely. Thank you for sharing about your dad and father in law. One can feel the love just reading this.

  3. Helen Brown says:

    As th wife of your Dad, I can surely say the same thing about him. I couldn’t have found a better person to marry and to have children with. As I dry a few tears, I say Amen.

  4. Sounds like your dad was like mine in many ways. I miss my dad too but am glad he is in heaven and I know I will see him again.

    • Glad you had some of the same feelings about your dad! Not everyone is as blessed as us, that is for sure, and to know that we will see them again one day is glorious!

  5. pattisj says:

    What a sweet post, Beth Ann. Such a blessing to have two great men in your life.

  6. What a sweet post!! I don’t have daddy yet,but mommy sure loves her daddy.

    happy father’s day 🙂

  7. Such a beautiful tribute to the dads in your life. Hope you had a great day! 🙂

  8. What a beautiful post… I know how you feel… I lost my dad almost 23 years ago, when I was 14… I wish I told him more often how much I loved him….

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