Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day!














(Check out the boots! And the belt buckle!)

One of my favorite stories about my Father...
My dad was serving as Branch Pres. in Plainview Texas at the time, I was about 16 and you know how 16 year olds are! Well, my friend was having a pool party on Sunday and I HAD to go! EVERYONE was going to be there! I asked if I could go and of course my Father told me NO. I mean, it was the Sabbath... BUT... I was 16. Everyone was going to be there! I could not miss out! So, I tried again, "Dad, I won't wear a swim suit, I wont get in the water!" Again, the answer was a firm no. NO swim parties on the Sabbath. ...I would NOT let it go, one more try. Dad, PLEEEEASSSEEE!!!!! He said, "Okay, I will make you a deal. You can go to the swim party if I can go out behind the barn and have ONE cigarette." !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAD HE LOST HIS MIND????? uh, needless to say... that was it. It was over. He made his point.

My dad has always been a hard worker. He is a great man and a wonderful example to me. I am who I am today because of him. He always supported me, always. THANK YOU DAD, I LOVE YOU!

F-Faithful!
A-Atkins! “Where are the duck eggs?”
T-Texan! (thru and thru!)
H- Helpful!
E-Eternal Companion to My Mother!
R-Righteous!

I also want to say THANK YOU to my handsome, darling, wonderful hubby who is a GREAT father to MY children!!! Thank you Brad! The boys LOVE you, they all want to grow up to be JUST like you! You are awesome!

And, last but certainly not least, I would like to THANK my Father in law who raised a wonderful son! (my cute hubby!) You, too, are an example of what a righteous Priesthood holder is! THANK YOU!

8 comments:

Frumpy Luv said...

Warm fuzzies!!!! Sounds like you are surrounded by fantabulous men! (By the way, your quote by sister hinckley is one of my favorites from her - I miss them!!)

Our Own Family Adventures said...

Very Very Sweet :) You are A Lucky Gal! :)

I love my Dad & My Hubby, too :)

kitchenditcher said...

"One father is worth more than 100 schoolmasters." 17th Century English Proverb

How fortunate we are to have such wonderful examples of what a REAL man is!

I am so lucky because the men in my life are the best!

Glad you had a great day!

Redhoodoos said...

Looks like you had a great day with great men!

Allison said...

That pic. of your dad is so classic! Love the story you told about the pool party too. Nice post and cute new page!

Jan said...

That story was fantastic. What a brilliant Father you had. It makes me even think now about the do what I say and not as I do theory.

You are surrounded by good solid men. And great examples of Fatherhood. What a blessing..

Thanks for your kind comment.

Jan

tammy said...

Wow, what a good example that lesson was. I'm gonna have to remember that one to use on my boys sometime.

brieanne. said...

you are the luckiest lady i know! surrounded by a ton of great men in your life (ok 3 of them are still "boys"!).