Sunday, June 20, 2010

Our daddys and Our Father

If not for our Father, we wouldn't have our daddys.   Our heavenly Father placed us in this moment in time and in this place and in just the right families!  Acts 17:26 NIV

Russell and I were blessed with earthly fathers who reflected the love of our heavenly Father, the best gift we could have been given.

I wish I had a good picture of my first father in law, the grandfather of my two oldest children.  He was a wonderful man ,very calm and wise in so many ways.  He loved my children with all his heart.  He waits to greet us in heaven.

My daddy.  This is one of my favorite pictures of daddy. 

Daddy rarely took off work when I was a child.  He worked six days a week and went to church on Sunday.  Daddy took care of everybody.  If there was a need of any kind, daddy was right there.  I miss daddy and have days when I wish I could ask him a question or two, get his advice. 

When my my mama's mama died she was the last of our grandparents.  After a long day of people in and out of their house and funeral stuff....daddy sat on the couch by mama, put his hand on her leg and said .....Well, I guess we're orphans now.  Lesson learned.....handle as much of life possible with as much humor as possible!  

Daddy's in heaven too. 

Russell's father was no only good dad but a great friend.  He had such a good sense of humor. 

One day I was talking to Russell's dad on the phone and asked where Russell's mom which he replied playing bridge where she spends a lot of  time.  Then he added this.....Now, if I want her to know I said that, I'll tell her!  He could always make me laugh!  
He also waits in heaven.

I'm so grateful for all the fathers God placed in my life.  Each of them shaped me into the person I am today.  

And always, I'm so grateful God chose me to be in His family! 


Kat said...

What a sweet sweet post.


Dawn said...

Beautiful. I love it. We still have my parents and my husband's mom, who is 91. Mine are in their 80s, but pretty healthy. I don't look forward to a change in that status!

Dawn said...

To answer your question - the littles love their little pool in their yard. I'm not sure what she does when she takes them to the community pool - so many to watch out for! Hopefully next summer they'll be in there taking lessons.

Have a good week!

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

Lovely Father-daddy post.

I'm thinking about your coastline - - - any of those nasty oil tar balls or slick reaching you?

I pray not.

I pray we get this leak stopped and the clean-up cracking!

Jenn said...

Such a precious post! Love those pictures!

Good daddy's are definitely a blessing from the Lord!

Pauly said...

Mom, you're the best blogger I know. That's a great picture of Grandpa, Grandma and Ashley. Thanks!

nancygrayce said...

Thanks sweetheart.....I'm not the best by far, but I have a good time doing it! I think I could probably use a grammar refresher course, but I just figure I'm too old for that!!

Tania-Dreams2010 said...

Beautiful post. My daddy is in heaven too.

(thank you for your sweet comments :)

Tonja said...

What wonderful memories you have of all these men! God has indeed blessed you!

Just Breathe said...

What a beautiful post. Life is beautiful and sad but we know we will see them again which is a great gift.

Trish said...

What a beautiful tribute! You are blessed!!!