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Happy Father’s Day

Jennifer Michie Dad and Bambi

As we moved into this weekend, I continued to be deeply saddened by recent events. But I believe that we must continue to strive forward; to look for the good in humanity; to look for the good in the ones closest to us. I reflected on the fact that this will be the first Father’s Day of my Father’s life, that he doesn’t have his own Dad to celebrate with. I am extremely blessed as I have not yet known the loss of a parent and I hope a million moons pass before I ever walk that path.

With everything horrible that is going on in the world today, I think it is easy to lose sight of what really matters. What is truly important is that we love and that we tell those that we love that we love them. I am fortunate to not only love, but to be loved in return. It is simple. Because my Dad exists, the world is a better place.

Not all parents are created equal. Some people don’t have parents to be proud of. But, I do! I want to shout it from the rooftops, that my Dad is mine and that I love him!

{P.S. See that little cutie in the front? That’s MY DAD!}

Happy Father’s Day

Superman

Over the last few years there has been a serious wave of superhero movies. Maybe it is because we are living in a time where we desire the need for a superhero to make us feel safe. Maybe there has always been this need to know that we have a guardian looking out for us and he/she takes their manifestation in the guise of a superhero figure. I think that superheroes do exist and walk amongst us. I think that for the most part they are the every man; but to someone or some people in particular there is nothing every day about them.

That is the case with my dad. He is my superhero. He is one of the hardest working men that I know. Yet, he still appreciates the little things. He stops to watch a sunset, a deer cross through a cornfield, the birds eating seeds from one of the feeders. He always compliments my mom and my sister and I (even though we are married ladies). He’s a wonderful chef. He makes the best cheeseburgers known to man and his lasagna and meatballs are to die for! He is a non-complainer; a gentlemen through and through. He has a tender heart, but a strong will.

Not everyone is blessed with a dad like mine, not everyone is blessed with a superhero. I’m lucky; I am.

Happy Father’s Day Dad! I love you.

Happy Father’s Day

Canoe on the Water

I listened to a podcast recently that spoke of “living content”. It’s premise: that it is up to us to find contentment within ourselves; it is about having the right attitude, a certain frame of mind. Be content with what you have and content with all the rest. It spoke about being present and content in the season that you are in right now.

I listened to these words very carefully for I try very hard to live contentedly, but there is always something, there are always little things in life that are not perfect and I work hard to accept that. No matter what my situation or day I’ve had, I always have at least one thing to be grateful for when I lay my head on my pillow at night. First and foremost my family. I am blessed with a family who love each other, respect each other’s differences and truly get along. That is not always the case in some families.

What’s more, I’ve been blessed with a wonderful father. A man who has always managed to be content as he has traversed through many seasons. He has been on the mountain, but he has grown in the valleys. A man who has handled whatever has been given to him with grace and good faith.

I feel privileged to call him my Dad. He has taught me so much and even now as an adult watching how he responds to life continues to guide me on my own path.

Happy Father’s Day, Dad! I love you!

{Image found HERE, pinned HERE}

Happy Father’s Day

Jennifer Michie Fathers Day 2013

I have been formed by many scraps of wisdom over the years and I have learned and grown from every single one of them. It is how one reacts to and handles particular moments in life, that lets you see the kind of person they are. It is in those moments that I have learned from my father how to be the person I want to be.

Happy Father’s Day to all Dads, be they new or old to fatherhood.

P.S.

Jennifer Michie Happy Birthday

You know who you are! A thousand Birthday wishes sent your way! I love you! x

Happy Father’s Day

 

“It is a wise child that knows its own father, and an unusual one that unreservedly approves of him.” ~ Mark Twain

I know my father, more than that I unreservedly approve of him. He is wise beyond his years, his thoughts are measured, his words are carefully chosen, he doesn’t speak to simply hear himself. He has led me and guided me, he has listened openly and faithfully and non-judgmentally as my own thoughts and ideas pour out.

He masterfully takes the wheat from the chaff, holding on to what is worth keeping, while wisely letting the others blow away. All of these things attest to his character as a man and a person and as the kind of person that I want to be.

But, more than that, he has a tender heart, he is kind and kindness is so ingrained in his being, that being around him, makes you want to be a better person. It makes you hold your head higher, to make this man as proud of you as he could be. I am lucky, my father is proud of me, he loves me, he tells me, he is not a man to keep those things to himself. I know it, I never have to question it.

As I get older, as I move into another realm of my life, I hope that I grow more and more into being this man. To gain his wisdom, his integrity, his patience and his unquestionable kindness. If I have gained even one ounce of it from him, it will be enough.

Happy Father’s Day Dad, I love you!

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Happy Father’s Day

He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.  

~Clarence Budington Kelland

And he continues to do it everyday and I see a man, that has more Strength, Wisdom, Patience, Kindness, Faith and a bigger heart than any man I know. 

If I have gained just a smidgen of that from him, I know that it is a start. Happy Father’s Day, Dad! 

(Image Found: Here)

Shirt & Tie

In lieu of the traditional shirt and tie for Father’s Day, I thought this card was quite cute and could hold tickets to a Summer concert or coupons, good for a day out with Dad.

One more day to go, so if you haven’t gotten something yet, this was just too cute not to share. I am loving the Japanese origami techniques…

Directions:

A shirt and tie are a traditional gift for Dad — a card to match is something new. Use legal-size (8 1/2-by-14-inch) decorative paper.

1. Place paper facedown. Fold in half vertically; unfold. Line up left edge with centerline fold, and crease; repeat with right edge. Unfold, and lay flat.

2. Fold top-left corner in to line up with outermost crease, forming a triangle; repeat on top-right corner. Using index fingers and thumbs, pinch together outside points of each triangle so they meet, and crease.

3. While still pinching triangles, fold down top edge (this will make sleeves).

4. Turn paper upside down, and flip it over. Fold down top edge 3/4 inch.

5. Flip paper over. Fold top left and right corners so tips meet at centerline.

6. Tuck bottom edge under collar, and flatten by creasing. For the tie, cut out an 8-by-1/2-inch strip of decorative paper. Knot paper. Snip close to knot on one side; trim other to a point. Glue to shirt.

(Images and directions copyright Martha Stewart)