Today Sunday, June 19, 2016 is Father’s Day…a day of honor and celebration for our dads and fathers. Not all fathers are dads nor are all dads fathers. Each holds a special place in a child’s, teen’s or adult’s heart. Regardless of the role—dad, father or both—not any one of us could be here without having been fathered. With fatherhood comes a tremendous responsibility encompassing tasks of sharing, caring and preparing for life’s journey.
May this Father’s Day be filled with wondrous blessings that continue through each day of the year! To each of you…A Father’s Day Salute!
A father’s day is every day
Not just one day of the year
Holding a wee little hand (day time and nighttime)
Wiping away a tear
It’s faith, hope, love
All rolled into one Encouragement, patience (never giving up) ‘Til a task is done
It’s being thankful Gratitude of heart Knowing what you need (when you need it) Right from the start
It’s together time
The thrill of hearty laughter
Seeing what you’re going through
(even if it doesn’t show)
The morning of the day after
It’s helping with decisions Staying taut through outs or ins Teaching life’s not easy (taking the right road) Supporting losses and wins
It’s hurting and being hurt Holding discipline’s place
Leaving behind a legacy (not of material ‘things’) Rewards of saving grace
* It’s compassion and comfort
When a hug is all that’s needed
Priceless moments in time (Teddy Bear hugs)
Quickly and tenderly heeded
It’s shaping, molding Each life that has begun Making an investment (often without return)
‘Til the full course is run
It’s when having to leave Looking back with pride Releasing all the tears (happiness and heartache) Bottled up inside
You know I just had to add cats to this special day! Head on over to Awakenings for the celebration! Here is how it starts…
When you were a kid, did you absolutely LOVE spaghetti? Perhaps those ‘kid’ days still prevail where messiness will always be part of the picture. Spaghetti is a universal food when it comes to age, race or gender and can be made just the way YOU like it! Get ready to step back in time to your days as a kid or keep enjoying those ‘kid’ days as if you never grew up! Just one important detail to remember…get your kids in the picture!
The Christmas season is filled with times of joyful gathering…family, friends, colleagues, co-workers, acquaintances from many different backgrounds. The main question is…why do you join others in celebration at this time of year? Is it simply feasting and partying, dressing in fancy attire, for camaraderie, perhaps time to catch up on happenin’s throughout the year? What makes it different from any other gathering? There is only one reason for this season which should remain at the top of the list, the star of the Christmas tree, the most wondrous gift of them all…
May we never be so focused on getting gifts & PRESENTS
that we forget to receive…
…the gift of HIS PRESENCE!
Spread the pure joy!
There is magic in Christmas A time for joy, a time of peace Sharing, caring, preparing As cascading snowflakes increase
A star tops the Christmas tree Presents of love beneath
All in the joy of giving Encircling like a wreath
People come, people go
All in the name of good cheer
Wishing Merry Christmas
And the happiest New Year
Coziness of a fireplace
A warm hug, tender kiss Christmas Eve closes in prayers
No one dares not miss
While saying Merry Christmas With wishes for a Happy New Year How many celebrate birth The real reason behind all the cheer?
Wining, dining, feeling fine Feasting on the best When asked why you celebrate What do you attest?
Hope in Christmastime The message of the season Birth of our Savior Truly the blessed reason
Spread the word far and wide In full convoy Happy Birthday, Jesus! Spread the pure joy!
Doesn’t appear our little feline friend is playing Beethoven’s Fifth…”bum bum bum buuuuuummmm” by his/her keyboard strokes so let’s use a little imagination and pretend the little fellow (or gal) is striking a familiar Christmas tune.
Christmas is a special time of year when music fills the air while sweet-smelling aromas tickle the nose of each passerby, whether within the home kitchen, along city sidewalks and streets or weaving along country roads. While this is a time of caring and giving, let us not forget those darling little ‘angels’ that bring so much joy and love into the home. Let’s make theirs a purr-fectly wonderful Christmas as they make ours a melodically meowy Christmas!
Amid all the festiveness of the holiday season come times of remembrance… Christmas past, family and friends gone but not forgotten. There is an overwhelming sense of sadness that at the same time brings on smiles of the heart. The joy, the laughter, the silliness within the seriousness of the time. With Christmas, there is always music, special music. Some of the melodies have been passed down from generation to generation while new ones hit the scene with the changing times.
Loving memories of those who have passed on are rekindled everyday in music that lives on and on and on…
Gone, yet ne’er forgotten
Music that calms & heals
Soothing the very soul
With each heart it steals
Yesterday, today, tomorrow
Music starts the morning
Your songs live within us
Keeping our hearts yearning
With the Christmas season
You’re missed more ’n’ more
With melodies of the holidays
Drifting in and out the door
Gone, yet ne’er forgotten Music to relive the days Happiness within sorrow ’Til the last memory fades