Who Knew You’d Be Doing This Today?!

Whatever we planned for Father’s Day suddenly changed when my wife sprained her ankle Saturday night. I doubled my efforts to watch our toddler daughters while Celeste stayed off her feet. But then Annaleigh and Amelia "got loose," outside when I was taking out the trash. They seemed to be having the time of their lives playing in the gravel! I thought, "might as well weed a little." The girls joined in the "fun." Soon, I was in full yard-barber mode while they played together, taking the weeds I’d just pulled, out of the yard waste can faster than I could put them in. I put down a lawn blanket and brought out a lawn chair and stool for Celeste. What fun celebrating Father’s Day together on the front lawn!

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  1. Qianna posted on 06/20/2012 11:02 AM
    Tom that sounds great like you had a great time well spent with your family. Well as for me I took my husband to C.I. Shenningans and the children werer with my mom. We enjoyed the time spent together having delicious food and also the weather was not bad either kinda windy but we didnt mind! We also stopped by a friends house to chat for a bit.
  2. KevinW_5 posted on 06/22/2012 02:40 PM
    I flew to South Carolina, 95 degrees at 11am, and watched my son graduate from the Army boot camp at Fort Jackson. It was AWESOME. He later gave me a plaque for Fathers Day that said how much I was appreciated for bringing up such a good soldier and how much it meant to him. I actually cried and it was the best Fathers Day gift I have ever received.
  3. MicheleN posted on 06/26/2012 09:30 PM
    My father's day found me grateful. My father died in 1999 and I still miss him every day. But, this Father's day started with my sister wanted to go out to our Dad's favoritMexican restaurant. It made me thankful for my thoughtful sister. We will have to do it soon as my job never givesSundays off and my siser only has Sundays off.So, I wished my fabulous brother a WONDERFUL Father's day via email. I also sent him his special card and gifts too. It was great to give him respect and admiration for the great father that he has become.Iwas great to be thankful and respectful instead of sad that Dad is gone.When things do notwork out the way we would like, it is always good to let the Heavenly Father inspire us to love those in our lives. Thanks, Tom, for the way you let your mind dwell on "The.lovely, honorable, exceptional" just as Philippians 4!
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