Saturday, June 14, 2014

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day! It's a day to celebrate all the great fathers. I'll bet even the family pets know it!

I read a nice "sign" from Words of Wisdom on Facebook a few years ago.

Dear Dad,
I thought of you today, but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday and days before that too. I think of you in silence, I often speak your name. All I have are memories and a picture in a frame...God has you in his arms. I have you in my heart. 

I tear up every time I think about my father's passing and how much I miss him. So, please give your father a hug from me. I just sent a message to mine in heaven. It's supposed to be a happy day.

Photos courtesy of and


Nemo said...

Cg, I love the lion pic! But I want to convey something to you. We're both smart ladies, and we don't suffer fools. Or foolish thoughts. About a year ago something happened in my life that convinced me that there is a heaven and that someday we will be with our dear ones. I had had a good day and I was about to leave my office. For a few weeks I had been looking for a little angel coin (penny with an angel cut out of it) that a dear friend of my mom's had given me before she died. Along with the coin came a heartfelt note that in times of turmoil I need only hold that coin and think of her and she would be with me. Well, I couldn't find it anywhere. Then, as I was walking in an office hall I hadn't traipsed in months, I saw a little leather cat coin purse on a shelf. Inside was that coin. I knew my friend Martha was with me. I sank down in a chair and told her so. The next day something horrible happened to me. I am still incurring PTSD--really. But I knew immediately that Martha was with me and the long-lost coin she'd left for me to find was to tell me that. Your father is with you, always. Since we know that, I through the coin, we know they await us somewhere, some time.

Charlestongirl said...

Nemo, tears. I hope you're right.

That's quite a story. You'll have to tell us someday what happened.

Eileen said...

I got a kick out of the "big dog" picture. I always give a card to my husband from our dogs. I also send a card to each one of my sons, ostensibly from their pooches. Silly, I know, but I think Mother's Day and Father's Day should be times of joy, happiness, fond remembrance, and, yes, some silliness, too. Tomorrow I'm taking my husband and sons out to lunch. The dogs will have to remain at home, but we'll bring them something special in a "doggy bag" :-)

Wishing all you dads out there, a happy and very special day!

Nemo said...

My husband said I should mention what he considers the most important point of all, & so I will. The angel coin lady in question, Martha, was the perfect choice to be a guardian angel for me if you will because she knew all the players who had caused this trauma for me. Not only that, she had intervened for me before to the point of bringing in those in the highest positions of authority who could--and did--do something. In short, God sent the right person to be with me. As for the cause of the trauma, all I will say is that jealousy has a side darker than I ever knew.

Charlestongirl said...

Nemo, I think it's pretty cool that you know your guardian angel. Do you keep that coin with you?