Sunday, June 21, 2009

***May God bless and be with all fathers!***

To the Heavenly Father of us all, who doesn't stumble and 'fall' like our earthly fathers, who is beside us even when we don't see Him, who guides and loves us beyond belief even when we fail to 'hear' Him. I say THANK YOU LORD FOR BEING SO LOVING!And for the many fathers who are now in Heaven, smiling down us and wishing and praying for all of us to stay on the right path and make this world a good and happy world...even through the smallest of kindnesses....

In His Name, may we be just a little faster to help someone, even if it means opening a door or carrying a package or putting a smile on a frowning stranger's face....

For Mikemal, who loves cars, and will see this and smile, knowing it is for him (just the picture, honey, just the picture...yoo hoo, are you listening...stop checking the ads for this car, honey!!)

To all the hard working and good helpmates, like Michael, who cut up ALL the veggies for stir fry on Friday.....

For Mikemal who loves to monkey around and who says he smells like a monkey after working outside or in the garage (don't worry, sweetheart...I'll protect you from the zookeeper)...

Because he loves to fish (although I love sweet Kelly's way of fishing...she throws ALL of her catches back in, so basically she is just there to feed the fish!) ...

And because Mikemal has learned to like bright cheerful, fun shirts since we got married...

Last and certainly not least here...because he has this HUGE sweet tooth (actually I think his mouth is full of them, but have been afraid to look in there, especially on a day when I'm being sweet). In fact, he was eyeing a cheesecake at B.J.'s and I said that I had planned on baking him a nice blueberry treat and he said that sounds good, you could do that TOO, not instead of, but TOO!!...

Some smiles for this Father's day:

The Outhouse
These two country boys, brothers, were knocking around one lazy summer day and thought it would be a good prank to push over the outhouse and surprise the next person 'in need'. They crept up from an advantageous direction like a couple of commandos, pushed the outhouse over on one side and headed for the woods. They circled round and returned home an hour later from a completely different direction thus, trying to divert suspicion from themselves.
Upon returning, their father approached them with anger and bellowed, "Did you two push the outhouse over this afternoon?"
The older boy replied, "As learned in Sunday school, I cannot tell a lie. Yes, Father, we pushed over the outhouse this afternoon."
At this revelation, the farmer proceeded yell at the two boys severely, put them on a month's restriction and sent them to bed without supper.
In the morning, the two boys meekly approached the breakfast table and took their seats. Everything was quiet until their father finally said, "Have you two learned your lesson?"
"Sure, Dad!" said the big brother, "But, in school we learned that George Washington admitted to HIS father that he'd chopped down a cherry tree and he was forgiven because he told the truth."
"Ah yes!' said the farmer, "BUT, George's DAD, wasn't in the cherry tree when he chopped it down!!!"

The Truth About Dad
One summer evening during a violent thunderstorm a mother was tucking her small boy into bed. She was about to turn off the light when he asked with a tremor in his voice, "Mommy, will you sleep with me tonight?"
The mother smiled and gave him a reassuring hug. "I can't, dear," she said. "I have to sleep with Daddy."
A long silence was broken at last by his shaky little voice: "The big sissy."

The Brown Apple
A four-year-old boy was eating an apple in the back seat of the car, when he asked, "Daddy, why is my apple turning brown?"
"Because," his dad explained, "after you ate the skin off, the meat of the apple came into contact with the air, which caused it to oxidise, thus changing the molecular structure and turning it into a different color."
There was a long silence, with the little boy looking all around him. Then, with big and questioning eyes, the son asked softly, "Daddy, are you talking to ME?"
A teen boy had just gotten his driving permit. He asked his dad, who was a minister, if they could discuss the use of the car. His father took him to his study and said to him, "I'll make a deal with you. You bring your grades up, study your bible a little and get your hair cut and we'll talk about it."
After about a month the boy came back and again asked his father if they could discuss use of the car. They again went to the father's study where his father said, "Son, I've been real proud of you. You have brought your grades up, you've studied your bible diligently, but you didn't get your hair cut!"
The young man waited a moment and replied, "You know Dad, I've been thinking about that. You know, Samson had long hair, Moses had long hair, Noah had long hair, and even Jesus had long hair...."
To which his father replied...."Yes, and they WALKED everywhere they went!"

~~~Heavenly Father, thank You for the blessing of Your Presence in our lives and for the fathers You have blessed us with.


  1. Very nice post, Marcy!
    I enjoyed your happy tribute to Michael (and I agree with him, I would want BOTH the blueberry and the cheesecake treats!).
    I enjoyed the jokes too!
    Thanks for the smiles (always!).
    Happy Father's Day to Michael!
    Love, Eileen

  2. Hi Marcy,
    I read your jokes to Jake just now and we were both laughing, especially the last one. I think our pastor would love that one, he has two grown son's and am sure he would appreciate that one! Happy Fathers Day to Michael!!

  3. Good Morning and a very Happy Father's Day to Michael. May your day be filled with loving, peaceful memories Marcy.

  4. Lovely tribute to Michael, another happy couple, I love it! I do hope he has a wonderful day today. Loved the jokes, too funny. Enjoy your day today.....:-) Hugs

  5. That was a fun post Marcy...I baked a cake for Herhusband too and let him plan the menu for lunch today! My grandson Dylan just popped in and wants a piece of bye!

    Smile and take care.

  6. Marcy....what nice tributes to Fathers you posted on your site today. And...yummmm....that cake looks delish!
    Thank you for the jokes. You brighten every day. I love to visit you.....and look forward to coming here each day.
    Smiles from Jackie

  7. Hi Marcy, what a great post! I do love visiting you, I always leave refreshed. Porketta is like a pork roast, that you would then slice and make sandwiches. I am going to ask hubby to write his recipe, and I will send it to you. Hugs!

  8. Good morning Marcy, I just loved your post. I'm sitting her giggling. What a wonderful and fun tribute to you hubby ♥ The cake looks sooo delicious. I really liked that you made your hubby a home made card from Tinka ♥ Charli has never worn lipstick but what a cute idea! I hope you have a wonderful day.....


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