Sunday, June 15, 2014

Remembering The Dads In My Life

During Mother's Day I wrote a tribute about my mom and this time I am making one not just for my Dad but also for my dear hubby.  The dads of my life, both are great fathers.  Last night, we were all exhausted after  almost a whole day of preparation and celebration of  my youngest  son's 1st birthday.We just vegetated on the couch having a movie night. My dear hubby said that last night was the greatest Father's day gift he ever received. My youngest and my middle son just sat on his lap the whole time the movie was on. My oldest son was sitting on the other couch, he's too big to sit on his lap lol. We were watching old TV shows, we first watched Star Strek the original series and then Svengoolie on Me-TV. The kids would normally complain how boring the shows are but last night we all watched it together and enjoyed it. Hubby likes it that we also show interest on shows he grew up with.

My dear hubby with our 3 musketeers 



























I have been happily married to my DH for almost 8 years now. He has been a wonderful dad to our oldest son, who is my child from a previous relationship. He treated him like his own, pampered him with lots of love and guidance. He is an amazing dad to our two younger boys. I would say that he is my best-friend, my encourager, accountability partner, prayer partner and the love of my life. He is calm, happy, generous, kind, supportive, witty, loving, respectful and non easily angered. What could me and my boys wish for? We got all the awesome personalities that makes an awesome dad. He is not perfect as all of us are not but he is perfect for us. I just have to tell you his weakness, (LOL) he is a big fan of Star Wars and Star trek. When the first Star Wars movie came out, he frequented the movie theater almost everyday to watch the movie over and over. He even memorized and recited each line of words on that movie(sorry hun, i love you). My hubby has a great sense of humor and he could make me laugh even when I am very upset.  We love him dearly, although he went to work today, Father's day is a daily thing in our family so we are not missing anything out even though we didn't celebrate it today.



Here's a picture of me and my dad during my Ring hop ceremony year 2001 when I was in college. My dad was 5"11 and one of the tallest men in my city and probably in my country. Ring hop was a very unforgettable experience I had with my dad. I was known as a comedian by my friends and some people in my university so when people saw me climbing up the stairs, they were waiting for me to crack up some joke.  But as we passed through the big ring behind us, my dad hit his head because he was too tall. They started laughing then they waited for our speech. I gave my words first and I said, " I got most of my dad's wonderful personalities, I got his looks, his being hard-working, his being sport-minded but the only thing I didn't get from him was his receding hairline". They all started laughing and so did my dad. I was gonna say some more but my dad said it was his turn. It was just hilarious, I can't give all the details because I forgot some of the conversations we had on the stage.  As we left the stage, the Dean of the university shook our hands because he had such a great time laughing the entire time we were on the stage. 


































My father was a wonderful godly man. He worked for Coca-Cola as a Chief Security guard while serving Christ as a Pastor and church planter during his day-offs. Sharing God's love and the Gospel to the people who lives on mountains, mostly tribal minorities. He was a loving husband to mom and never in my entire life did I see them fighting. I adore him and wanted to marry someone who possess same qualities and God answered that prayer. He passed away  year 2002 when I was 6 months pregnant with my oldest son. That was tough! I wanted to grieve and cry  for his suddened and unexpected death but my family told me that it wasn't healthy for my baby. I grieved for few years but I understood that death is God's way of freeing us from our sinful flesh and bringing us into His presence. As, a Christian we sometimes rejoice over death because it wasn't the end of life but the beginning of the eternity with the Lord. But I still do miss him very much and if he was still alive, he will be very proud of me and my kids.  I have so many great memories of my dad and It will bore you if I keep going.


I wanted to greet every Dads, Fathers, Papa, Pops, Popsie's and Step-dads a Happy Father's Day. Being a Father is a big responsibility but a very important and rewarding role. May your children cherish and value all the love and hard-work you are doing for them. God bless you!
 Photo credit: Stormie Omartian



46 comments:

  1. You have some great men in you life! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. You definitley have some awesome men in your life!!! Hope they had a great day today!

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  3. Beautiful pictures. You have great men in your life.

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  4. I read every bit. I think you are a very blessed woman. Sorry for your loss. I am glad that you have a wonderful husband and father for your children. I am sure he had a wonderful Fathers Day.

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  5. such a sweet post. it's good to remember those who helped shape us.

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  6. Loved your pictures! Gratitude is something so important!

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  7. Happy Father's Day to the men in your life! You seem blessed with many men who love you and who have shaped you.

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  8. Oh no that he bumped his head! The stage time does sound fun though. Hurrah for tributes to great dads!

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  9. Loved the photos, sounds like you're around some great men!

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  10. You sure have some wonderful men in your life, both of them are fabulous examples of fathers.

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  11. Belated Happy Father's Day. What a wonderful tribute to your dad and what a wonderful family photo. :)

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  12. What a beautiful family picture! Happy father's day to all the great dads out there.

    Michelle F.

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  13. Sounds like you have some really great men in your life.. Happy Fathers Day to them!

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  14. I am so blessed to have an amazing Father. I am even luckier to have married a man who is also a great father to our children.

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  15. You have been blessed to have such amazing men in your life. I'm wishing you all the best and that your sons will grow to be as amazing themselves!

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  16. Wonderful you were able to just relax and spend time with your husband and kids on fathers day. Great post!

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  17. Hope you guys had a great Father's Day! It was so nice of you to dedicate this blog to them!

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  18. Great pics!! It's refreshing to hear of stories where the women love the men in their lives. For those of us who have it, it's precious!!!!

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  19. what a sweet tribute to the men in your life. thanks for sharing

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  20. That was a nice tribute. Hope everyone had a nice Father's Day. Amber N

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  21. i miss my dad too... but happy to have my husband to bet there for my kids

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  22. Such a great tribute, I'm glad you have a great dad and amazing husband. I wouldn't change the men in my life either

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  23. Your dad looks like a gentle giant - tall but with a kind heart. The family looks happy and that what counts the most. :)

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  24. Such a heartfelt tribute to the father figurse in your life. Loved the way you described your husband´s relationship with the kids.

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  25. What a sweet post. You're very blessed to have such great men in your life. Thanks for sharing those great pictures with us :)

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  26. Your kids are adorable, dads rock

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  27. I didn't know that you had a great sense of humor. You and your dad make a great team.

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  28. Great picture and such a awesome sweet post, you have a wonderful family.

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  29. You are a very blessed person to have such an amazing family! Very sweet post!

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  30. thank you for sharing, i love the pictures and you had a great role model in your life. awesome

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  31. Both stories are so sweet. Thanks for the smiles and sharing.

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  32. Its great to have wonderful fathers and grandfathers in our lifetime. My kids are blessed with both!

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  33. Aah, hope your day was happy. My Father In Law just passed the last few months, was a tough Fathers Day for me. Beautiful family.

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  34. You are blessed. Sounds like you have great men in your life

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  35. Very lovely to see a post like this. Not all dads are as nice as yours :)

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  36. Your father sounds like he was an amazing man and a real role model in your life. I lost my dad at a very young age and the pain of losing him has not gone away. Your hubby looks so happy surrounded by all his kiddos!! You are for sure blessed!

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    1. Thanks Marielle, I want to give you a hug. I can't imagine the pain you are going through but there is someone who can heal that pain. Yes! I am truly blessed and I am forever thankful.

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  37. Three boys! I'm sure you have a very happy life with good role models.

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  38. :) Sounds like a great man and a wonderful father. :) Your kids look happy. :)

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  39. Awesome husband and your family as a whole. Keep yourself as the center of your home, love and family always.

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  40. What a lovely post to honor the Dads in your life sis.

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  41. You are lucky to have a really loving and supporting husband.

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  42. you are a lucky lady to have a wonderful dad + an equally wonderful husband. happy dad's day to both of them :)

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  43. Such a lovely and happy family. God bless and stay happy and intact :)

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