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Friday, November 27, 2015

Day Twenty-Seven of Thanks

Giving Thanks Post Day Twenty-Seven
My Dads

I am very thankful that God gave me the Dad that he did.
I spent so many happy hours with him. : )
His was the kind of Dad that always had time for me.
He loved to drive and we spent many hours going for rides in the car,
and I am thankful for every one.
All those ice cream cones we stopped to eat, I am thankful for
and the times we stopped at a playground somewhere 
so I could swing on the swings.
My Dad and I went for walks together too. : )
My Dad was one of the most patient men I know,
and slow to anger.
For that I am thankful. : )
He told lots of corny father jokes 
but I laughed at all of them.
He died at home with me in 1999
and I'm thankful that the last words
I said to him were,
"I love you Daddy."

In 1970 my Mom married Eddie,
and so I have a step-dad too.
I am so thankful that God blessed me with
not one great Dad but two of them.  : )
Dad has treated me like a daughter
from the time I met him
and for that I am thankful.
He is a kind, caring, and loving Dad.
How thankful I am.

I have been blessed with one more Dad,
my Father-in-law.
How thankful I am to have known him and
to be part of his family.
 What a character he was. : )
He used to tell Ken,
"You got a good woman there."
 I am thankful to him for taking the time to
teach Ken so many things.
I am sad to say he died in 1992.
but he lives on in our memories. : )

I am truly thankful for these three men.
happyone : )
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This morning while walking there was a beautiful
sunrise reflection in the little town pond.
Just had to share it.

13 comments:

  1. My father died when I was seven of lung cancer. I wish we had at least ten more years before he passed away.

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  2. Hello, lovely sunrise! You were blessed with three great Dads. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  3. Your Dad and mine sounded a lot alike. Weren't we lucky?
    Gorgeous sunrise photo!
    Have a good weekend!

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  4. Wonderful photo, and as usual heart warming thoughts,

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  5. Lovely photo. Dad's are such a blessing. I was blessed wtih two dads as well. Have a blessed day.

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  6. What a beautiful photo. This is a lovely thanksgiving post about your fathers, it seems you were very blessed by having these men in your life :)

    Diana

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  7. Those of us who can say thank you for our parents, either moms or dads, have a lot to be thankful for!

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  8. The sunrise this morning was beautiful! It caught my breath!

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  9. A Beautiful tribute to your Dads :) and a beautiful pic too!!

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  10. Yes, I enjoyed the sunrise this morning, too! I knew you were probably enjoying it. That is an outstanding photo of it reflecting in the pond. Thanks for posting. MJ

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  11. I love your post, and I love the photo.

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  12. Gorgeous photo! I think this is the first time I have heard about Ken's dad. What a blessing to have three wonderful fathers.

    I meant to say earlier that I am happy to read that your mom is doing so well. God must have done a healing work to have the temporary fix be doing so wonderfully.

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  13. Yet another spectacular sunrise photo!

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