Saturday, June 16, 2012

Father's Day..

Father's Day is always bittersweet because while everyone is celebrating their dad,
 I am missing mine terribly. 
Don't get me wrong...i celebrate him too...
but there is nothing like giving your dad a big bear hug,
a kiss, a phone call just to say hello, a card and a cheesy present to go along with it.

My father passed away when i was very young. 
And although i never knew him like most people know their dad (personal experience),
i know him well through experiences other people had with him. 
 My mother and siblings have always shared stories of my father,
 the Great MTAA,
and through these stories, i have come to know a man who is rich
 in character, value, integrity, intelligence and exuburence!
He was a man everyone wanted to be around. 
Most women wanted to have his children because he was tall, smart and handsome.
  He was a charismatic man. 
He was a family man..
.a bit of a rolling stone but in all of the rolling...
he LOVED and VALUED his family like no other. 
He always made sure all of his children were taken care of. 
And above all else, he LOVED God and His Word.

One of my family members once said:
 "i don't want to be like Da when i die and not leave any money for my family." 
 This thought made me sad a little. 
 And also angry. 
Because when i think about the Great MTAA, i think about so much more. 
If he left us money, it would have been spent a long time. 
 Instead what he left us is priceless! 
 From him, i learned the importance of family, hard work
 and above all, being a God fearing individual.
 I believe because he was a God fearing...i am and will be blessed for the rest of my life. 
I believe because of him our family from generations to come will be blessed. 
These are things money cannot buy.

One of his favorite bible verses was Joshua 24:15
and this i have taken to heart because i want to continue
 the tradition of me and my house serving the Lord always.
I have a throw blanket with the verse on it...and this weekend...
as everyone is giving their dad's hugs, kisses along with the cheesy gifts...
i will be cuddling with my blanket and remembering the Great MTAA...
my father who is not here with me physically but IS always with me!

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This is always Mr. Pancakes first unofficial Father's Day
and Baby Pancakes and i will try to make it special for him. 
We will most likely take him and his father out to lunch! 
Three generations of Pancakes....such a blessing!
Happy Father's Day to the man who has my heart and soul!


The Pepperrific Life said...

Such a sweet post. With you, it seems like everyday is Father's Day :). Have a good one!

Mimi said...

Love this! Having lost a parent I know how important it is to give relevance to physical things that remind of us our loved ones. I think I am going to steal the blanket idea and do one with my mother's favorite verse.

Spoil daddy Pancakes on his first unofficial fathers day!!

Monique said...

Happy Father's day to your late father and Mr. Pancakes. Your dad lives on in you and the values you that you got from him. Enjoy this lovely father's day weekend.

Claire said...

lovely post :) i am right now baking a cke for my dad for fathers day :)

Anonymous said...

Enjoy the special day. I know your dad would be so proud of you.

Karen in Progress said...

What a beautiful post. It's so nice that you take the day to remember such a wonderful man.

Amy said...

Sounds like your father left behind a wonderful legacy. You hubby has a lot to live up to. Happy first unofficial father's day to him!

Natalie said...

This is a sweet post for your dad...and Happy Father's Day to your hubby!

Georgina said...

I hope you have a wonderful Father's Day - thank you for that gentle reminder to cherish each and every moment we have with our fathers.


CeCe @Frugalista Married said...

It's really great that you got to know him through others and therefore have created more good memories of him even if you lost him when you were young. :)

Nali said...

Thank you for reminding us of what father's day is all about. Hope you and your husband had a great day!

Irish Italian Blessings said...

Huge Hugs girl, I know exactly how you feel, my Dad passed a few years back and it's a bitter sweet day.

Lucy McCracken said...

What a touching and sweet post. I'm so sorry that your dad is not here. It's so wonderful to hear all of the precious memories that you have of him. I love that verse as well. I hope you are having a wonderful day. :)

The Mrs./The Mom said...

This is a beautiful post. I'm sorry your dad isn't here to read it.

Ashley @ A Recipe for Sanity said...

I hope your husband had a great first father's day. It's definitely a tough day when your father isn't with you to celebrate. My heart goes out to you. It sounds like he was a wonderful man with a lot of love and life lessons to give.

Pegster said...

So sorry to hear about your dad. This is a beautiful post. Happy Father's day to your hubby