This past weekend we celebrated Father’s Day. What a joy it was to see so many beautiful families bring Dad in for a meal and then explore the annual Father’s Day Car Show in Kimmswick! I just love seeing the many vehicles line the streets as people admire the craftsmanship and hard work that has been poured into them. I don’t know about you, but those classics bring back many memories for me!

Speaking of memories, I can’t let Sunday’s holiday pass without sharing some fond memories of one of my favorite people, my Daddy. I cannot express how thankful I am to have been blessed with a kind, caring man who raised me and remains an important part of my life. My Daddy worked so hard to provide for our family. He gave us a strong foundation, not only taking us to church but also living a life of faith.  He is a strong, positive force everywhere he goes, always smiling. His influence on my life remains profound, and I am so thankful for him.

I am also blessed to have found a man to share my life with and who is an amazing husband, father, and grandfather. My Jerry is a wonderful example to our family and is so dear to my children, my grandchildren, and me. It has been my joy to call him my sweetheart since 1985, and I pray that we share many more years together.

As I wish all the Daddies out there a slightly belated Happy Father’s Day, I want to leave you with some beautiful words from Paul Harvey, spoken many years ago:

A father never feels entirely worthy of worship in his child’s eyes. He never is quite the hero his daughter thinks, never quite the man his son believes him to be. This worries him, sometimes, so he works too hard to try and smooth the rough places in the road for those of his own who will follow him…[they are] Knights in Shining Armor.

I wish you many years of being a knight in shining armor for your family, with much love as a reward, and a constant belief that “Dreams Really Do Come True!”

All My Love,

~Mary