Saturday, June 20, 2009

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there. I have been blessed to have a loving father and father-in-law in my life, and had loving grandpa's, and great grandpas,. Though my grandpas have since passed away, the legacy they left behind is a testament to the kind of father they were.

My father has been living with MS (Multiple Sclerosis) for well over 20 years now. He doesn't have the type of MS that goes into remission. Over the years he's had to learn how to do things differently, like walk with a cane, a walker, a scooter, and then to a wheelchair. Now, he stays in bed. It has to be very hard on such a strong, independent man, but through it all I have never heard him complain about his illness. He has this incredible sense of humor. We should all have such good attitudes. He wasn't always the father that he is today. Maybe the the good that came from the MS is an appreciation for everything, even the small things, not just for him but for all of us that love him. I'm so thankful for him and who he has become, MS or not.

The father I admire the most is my husband. He's such a good dad. He takes such good care of our family. I love to watch him working with our boys and teaching them, leading them down the right path. Over the almost 19 years we've been married, I've watched him begin and grow in his walk with the Lord. What a beautiful thing to witness. What a beautiful legacy for our boys. I thank God for him.

In honor of these great men, I've created a mini kit called "Thanks Dad". I've even included a couple pieces of duct tape - my dad was a sheet metal worker (heating and air cond.) for many years, duct tape was a staple at our house. You could fix anything with duct tape : )

Thanks Dad is available at my own little boutiqueClick the preview to go to the kit

Here's a little Thanks Dad brag book page that I made for you. I hope you enjoy it.

Click the preview to download (Sorry, this link has expired)'s included if you purchase the kit

You should also check out Kathy Winters Designs. She has 3 really cool Father's Day wordart sets available. I just love her work. Here's a preview of her Fatherhood wordart:

Have a great Father's Day. Go hug your Dad.


Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Father's Day Theme post on Jun. 21, 2009. Thanks again.