This day has been so wonderful! We got up and got ready for church. The kids gave Josh their pictures/card and a couple of books, a box of Moon Pies and a digital coin counter. He got a pair of new tennis shoes in light of Father’s Day a few weeks back. We had a great Sunday School class, a fabulous sermon where many, many people got saved, and then we came home. And I cooked. I cook most nights of the week, but it is usually very simple. This afternoon I cooked chicken thighs, butter peas, creamed corn, and I baked some chicken and dressing Irv had left here. YUMMY. Then, we took a sweet uninterrupted nap and woke up to have pound cake and Blackberry Cobbler Ice cream. Oh my. We have continued to enjoy the day by doing much of nothing. And we needed a day like this!
I am so thankful for Josh today and every day. He is a wonderful father to our three kids. They are so blessed to have a Daddy who loves the Lord, loves me, and loves them so very much. He provides, he teaches, he is involved, he is affectionate, he plays with them, he disciplines them in love, and more! I am glad he has enjoyed his Father’s Day!
Here are some answers to some of the questions I asked the kids about him:
WHAT COLOR ARE DADDY’S EYES?
Ruby-“Green or ummm hazel.” Molly- “BLUE!!!” Mack- “No.”
HOW OLD IS DADDY ?
Ruby- “23” Molly- “21” Mack- “Daddy eyes.”
WHERE DO YOU MOST LIKE DADDY TO TAKE YOU?
Ruby- “to ride our bikes” Molly'”to get a slushee” Mack- “Uh. No.”
WHAT DOES DADDY DO AT CHURCH?
Ruby- “preach” Molly- “preach” Mack-“Daddy eye”
WHAT IS DADDY’S FAVORITE MEAL?
Ruby- “chicken with a sandwich” Molly- “mashed potatoes” Mack- “Daddy eat.”
WHAT IS DADDY’S FAVORITE CARTOON?
Ruby- “football and golf” Molly- “Baseball” Mack- “T.V.”
WHAT DO YOU NOTICE MOST ABOUT DADDY?
Ruby- “that I love him and the he drives the car to church and that I love him so, so very much” Molly- “I love him. He tickles me. I care for him, and he gives me popsicles.” Mack- No comment.
WHAT IS SOMETHING DADDY ALWAYS SAYS?
Ruby- “I love you, too. And when he goes to work he says, ‘I’ll be back later.'” Molly- “baseball” Mack- “doo-tooo-doooo-tooooo?”
IF DADDY COULD GIVE YOU ANYTHING, WHAT WOULD YOU WANT?
Ruby-“a hug” Molly- “an apple” Mack-“Daddy!”
I also must say that we do wish we could be with each of our dads on this Father’s Day. My dad is very special to me, and I love him a lot. He was always a hard worker, and we never went without. I am glad that my kids get to be a part of his life. They love him so much, too!
And Irv is so good to his kids! Jason and Josh are very blessed to have him in their lives. Josh only has wonderful things to say about his dad from his growing-up memories. They truly are friends as well as father-son. And our kids also love him a ton. Both Gran and Sweetie have to endure “WHERE’S PAWPAW???” the whole time we talk to them on the phone.
How blessed we are to have our Dad’s with us. Happy Father’s Day! We love you both.
Now, let me get back to doing nothing. It is so nice and Monday will be here very soon!