Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

Today is the 99th anniversary of the celebration of Father's Day. The idea for a holiday celebrating dads was introduced by a woman in Washington state who had been raised by her father for most of her life. While listening to a sermon on Mother's Day, she thought it was important that a day be set aside to recognize fathers for the sacrifices they make for their children.

Unfortunately, due to distance I don't get to see my Dad on Father's Day, but consider myself lucky that I could call and chat with him on the phone this morning. For some people, Father's Day is a just a time to remember their dad and to share memories perhaps with their own children of how great their Dad was.

Now we celebrate Father's Day for my husband - breakfast, cards, gifts (a Shamwow among other things!) - and try to show him how much we love and appreciate all that he gives us and sacrifices for us on a daily basis. Although we may not always show it, we appreciate everything you do for us - the lack of sleep, the time commitments to scouts and sports, and the patience you to try show us when we are being annoying!

Happy Father's Day!

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