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The Utimate Salute To All Fathers

I send my Father’s Day love out to all the Fathers today who will still take out the garbage, feed all the pets, start the coffee, mow and water the lawn, only to drive everyone where they need to go – even though it’s Father’s Day.

I send my Father’s Day love out to any Father who’s children have forgotten to acknowledge him for all the years he took out the garbage, fed all the pets, started the coffee, mowed and watered the lawn only to drive everyone where they need to go without break or a moments peace.

I send my Father’s Day love out to any Father whose ex-wife or current wife don’t or won’t acknowledge his loving contribution to the family, his selflessness and devotion to the children his constant leadership in the stormy sea of life.

I send my Father’s Day love out to any Step-father who’s wife and step-children may have forgotten to say “thank you” for being there when their own father isn’t, for loving when it is not required and for the hours of lost sleep worrying over children who are not his.

I send my Father’s Day love out to all the men who volunteer their time to coach our children in sports,  to lead them on Scouting trips, for serving in the military, for teaching in the schools and for standing as a positive role model showing what a man can be.

My own Father, Eldon, died when I was 18.  He taught me how to be brave in the face of sorrow, tough in the face of fear, kind to those downtrodden, loving to my family and friends.  He was a hero I lost too soon, but I remember him … I sooooo remember him.  His love comforts me still.  I love you Dad.

Happy Father’s Day to my ex-husband Terry.  Thank you for becoming my friend and encouraging me to chase my dream.  Thank you for being the kind of man who fought to be in your son’s life everyday.  He will be a better man for knowing his father.

Uh … but could you feed Brian from here on out?

And a special thank you Fathers of the world that fill this world with strength and the promise of a new tomorrow.

Happy Father’s Day.

Until next time-



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About Catherine, the redhead mom blogger

Catherine’s hopes to make this blog a safe place for thyroid sufferers to come laugh and share the funnier side of thyroid disease while raising awareness around the world. She is a published author, known for her humorous speeches on finding your dream life and blogging for fun and profit. Catherine writes about her dream life at, 8 Women Dream and several online marketing publications. She would also like to be invited to speak at TED about her observations. Catherine posts on M/W/F. Join me on Google+ rapieress@aol.com

3 Responses to The Utimate Salute To All Fathers

  1. Moondanzer June 17, 2007 at 6:56 pm #

    Just had to drop in and see what you were up to? And your Father’s day post is so true. My hubby has been putting up with me being on this puter all day. But, it’s time to get off now and share some special time with him. I hope things are going well with you and your son! -Jackie

  2. Lynne Stevenson June 18, 2007 at 8:17 pm #

    Hi Catherine,
    I am so sorry that you lost your Dad at such a young age. Mine died three years ago from complications of Alzheimer’s. Your Father’s Day tribute was one of the sweetest pieces I’ve seen you write.
    You are commended to have such a great relationship with Terry, your ex. There’s no way in the world I would have done that with my ex. Everybody’s circumstances are different. My ex’s girlfriend was 3 months pregnant when I left him and I seriously doubt that Terry did that to you before you split up. Your Brian is going to be an extra special man when he is grown becauae he was raised by an exceptional Mother…

  3. Catherine June 20, 2007 at 12:28 am #

    Thank you both for coming by and leaving a post. I hope you both had a wonderful Father’s Day. Mine was really fun. My older brother bbqd steak at his girlfriend Terry’s beautiful home. We also celebrated my mom’s birthday, drank good wine and I got to spend time with my beautiful, brilliant neice. My brother seemed happy and content, which was wonderful to see. He does worry about his kids…
    as I suppose we all do.

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