Fathers day is coming right up. That great day in June where we get to say thanks to all the great men in our lives. I am very fortunate to have had a lot to be thankful for. My dad has always been a very wise man. I of course did not always thinks so. I too went through the teenage years when I thought I knew everything and my parents knew nothing. I now still find myself , after being married to a pefectly capable man for ten years, thinking mmmm I wander if we should call dad and see what he thinks. My dad is great. At first glance he looks a little intimidating, but it is true he is kind of a teddy bear… especially with the grandkids… now that is something to see. I have also been blessed with Grandfathers. From as far back as I can remember, my Grandpa Ruggles told the best stories. I loved the summers I was able to spend with he and Grandma. Since my preteen years my Grandpa Schwertfeger has always been willing to do whatever was needed to help. I even lived with him and Grandma for a short time after graduation.
Now I am married and have three kids who think they know everything! They are smart enough still to think they have the best dad ever. I see in him everything I am thankful for in my life and more. I see him being wise, he is always willing to help people who need it, he is loving, gentle, and I am sure he will have some great stories to tell to our grandchildren.
This Fathers Day lets not forget to remember what truly matters. Thank all those great Fathers in your life.
Happy Fathers Day!