Saturday, June 18, 2011

'Father! - to God himself we cannot give a holier name.' ~William Wordsworth

My Mom says I am just like him.
She always has.
When I was little it annoyed me.
And now, at the ancient age of 35,
well, I couldn't be more proud to be like my Daddy.
He is:
a hard worker
a caring husband
a loving daddy.
Basically, he's best man on the planet earth.
And he's mine.
When he goes to the store he talks to the cashier.
Like, really talks.
I love that.
Who does that any more?
If you are standing next to him while he is buying milk at the market
he might talk about the dairy it came from.
Or the price per gallon.
Or how he loves farmers.
I'm glad God picked you for me Daddy-O.
Very, very glad.

And then we have my Gary : )
Or Kaishon's Gary.
Our Gary.
He is a great Daddy.
Kaishon is blessed to have him.
We are thankful every day for the men in our lives.
Thankful every day.
 My best friend David
is a father extraordinaire.
My baby brother Johnny knocks parenting
right out of the park.
Hug those boys in your life today.
Happy Father's Day boys.


Grandma J said...

I love the men in your life. I talk to everyone in line at the store or gas station, or next to me in the DRs waiting room. The majority find me annoying lol.

Happy Father's day to all the men in your life.

Tracy P. said...

What beautiful photos of the men in your life, Becky! They are such a blessing, and I think that sometimes their impact is underestimated and undervalued. I'm glad you honored all of them!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

The men in your life are the reasons why we celebrate Father's day! Enjoy your time with them!

Buckeroomama said...

I love this! I love that the men in your life are awesome! :)

Karen Deborah said...

I talk to anyone who will listen which makes me a pest.
I love this post. Having good men in our lives is an incredible blessing!

Tracy P. said...

Just had to stop back and say...I don't think YOUR men are EVER underestimated, Becky! ;-) Just men and dads in general.

Farmgirl Paints said...

those are great Becky...your Gary's a cutie;)

Casey Freeland said...

Such a sweet tribute, Becky. Got me all choked up. I miss my dad and try to be like him every day.

Have a great weekend.


Rachelle said...

beautiful portraits and words (as always). Cheers to the fathers :)

Brian Miller said...

smiles. thank you and i hope that all the dads in your neck of the woods have a great fathers day!

Jim said...

How nice was this!

Anita Johnson said...

Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful men in your life!

Busy Bee Suz said...

It is such a gift to have good men in our lives...and you hit the jackpot. Although...I thought Gary might be behind bars in that cute shot of him. I hope he is out by tomorrow. :)
Happy fathers day to all your wonderful men!!!

Stefanie said...

You are blessed indeed. Hope they all have a wonderful Father's Day :)
Happy Sunday!

jdavis2 said...

what a beautiful way to honor the men in your life. and love the photos, too. :)

Raymonde said...

I am also blessed with the men in my life. I miss my Dad but he is never far from my thoughts.

Happy Father's day at your. With love. xxx

Rachel @ A Cupcake for Moose said...

Great photos, great post, great men! So many dads to be grateful for!

Formerly known as Frau said...

Becky you are surround by the finest men! Hope they all have an amazing day!

Skeller said...

You always do the very best Father's Day posts to honor the men in your life!!!

TechnoBabe said...

You have some powerful great men in your life. And you are wise enough to know it. Hugs to you.

Momma@Live. Laugh. Pull your hair out said...

Such a great post! Such admirable men in your life!!!!

Tamar SB said...

How sweet! Sound like they are fabulous men, happy father's day to them all!

Teachinfourth said...

Wonderful tribute to some of the fathers who've been in your life.

I am always smiling when I leave your blog...well, and while I'm here.

Pumpkin Delight said...

How nice to have such wonderful men in your life. Beautiful!

really.truly said...

This is so sweet. YOU are so sweet. You truly have some amazing men in your life. Hoping you all have a great day! xxoo

Angelia Sims Hardy said...

A very touching tribute to some incredible men that you have in your life.
The photographs are amazing.
You are truly blessed! Happy Father's Day to them.

Ginny said...

Great post and sounds like some great men to go along with it. I am sure they feel honored.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Happy Father's Day to all the great dads in your life.
xoxo jj

MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

what a great post! you have such a talent for making people feel special and appreciated. it is a gift! you are a gift.

Anita Johnson said...

Great picture...great story. We had the police call US once. I was totally confused. They asked about a masked gunman and the phone call to 911. I said of course not! After convincing them we were all OK, up from the basement came a bunch of boys, including the "masked gunman" with a cordless phone in his hand. Yikes...glad no helicopter was called in!

Fresh Mommy said...

Love hearing about all these great daddys!!! And it looks like they'll raise more great daddys... it's what this world needs. More men like the ones in your life :)


kimmyskids said...

a blessing indeed!

Lisa said...

Oh! Your Gary is so handsome. I love to see pictures of your dad and your whole family.

PetinaHopePhotography said...

Beautiful Father's Day post!