This fathers day started the Friday before when making 90 loaves of fresh wheat and white bread for all the men at church. In the past I have had the kids help me make treats, but now that they are all gone away I found a couple sister that were willing, so we had a fun afternoon baking bread.
Come Sunday after church Tony and I went and picked up Mom, then went to visit my Papa. He seemed to be pretty alert, and recognized me. He never has much to say any more, but his eyes and smile say allot to me. With such a strong and hard working man for so many years when his mind is remembering things he gets so frustrated . I guess Saturday was one of those days. For that reason I am grateful he doesn't remember much.
Our next stop was up on the hill to place a pot of flowers on Dads site. This is our special time with mom quite often. A quiet, peaceful, beautiful place for meditation.
Marilyn and Dave joined us for a special Fathers Day dinner and visiting. It wasn't the beautiful weather I had hoped for our BBQ, however the meal still turned out tasty and the company was nice.
In this day of remembering Fathers I am so very grateful for a wonderful husband that is such a great husband, Father and takes great joy in being a grandfather as well. He has always tried to teach the kids by example how we should treat one another. Now that it is just the two of us at home I realize more and more how much the kids still call him for advice, or just to talk. I pray that the closeness will never end.
In the mean time I have loved watching Anthony, Brent and Michael interact so tender and helpful with there own children, and Rodney and Zack with the neices and nephews, all showing that same love that they have been taught.
Finally with this tribute to Fathers how very grateful I am for a loving Heavenly Father that directs us all daily to the path of happiness. Our part is to follow his commandments. Sometimes we have a difficult time with that part, but once again a way has been prepared through a loving Savior, Jesus Christ who has atoned for all of the mistakes we make, so that we can return to live with him someday. Its that endure to the end that once again comes into play, then comes the Happily Ever After.