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Our Thoughts: Father's Day
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Tomorrow we celebrate the person in our lives who can evoke many feelings, good or bad, depending on your relationship.
There’s no question that the spiritual connection mothers share with their children is a gift from God. Dads have to work a little harder to recreate that same God-given bond.

A good deal of us grew up in an age where our iconic vision of a Dad was what we saw every week on the Father Knows Best television series. As the sands of time continue to pour, we expect future television watchers will look back at that TV series as an example of what men were like during our times.

Actually the father character in Father Knows Best was more myth than truth.

Many of us had dads as we grew up  who went to work every day — some working at least two jobs — while mom stayed home and took care of the house and the kids. That was tradition and also the norm.

If you were fortunate to have a dad who took the time to play catch with you or take you fishing, that was a major blessing.
As we grew older, most of us began to understand and respect our dads for instilling in us a work ethic, a sense of stability and an appreciation of the strength that he brought to the family structure.

Unfortunately because of economic and social pressures of everyday life, that’s not the case in many homes today.
If you were and are fortunate enough to have a dad who took the time to  counsel, play and support you through the good times and the bad, you indeed  have a dad who deserves to be honored on this special day.

Happy Father’s Day, dads. Thank you for bringing stability and a special strong love to our lives.