Saturday, June 14, 2014

Happy Daddy Day!

Let me begin this week's ramblings by wishing my hubby a very Happy Father's Day!

Our girls could not have a more dedicated, hard-working, devoted, loving, caring Daddy.

From being a human jungle gym, to teaching our girls how to change the oil in their car, to showing our daughters how a real man treats the ones he loves, and to accept nothing less.

From being the Daddy who helped them learn how to ride a bike, to being the Dad who they knew they could call on to help a friend out the ditch in the middle of the night.

From the Daddy who fixed broken Barbies, bikes, and bracelets, to the Dad who fixed broken hearts, cars, and would patiently hold coats and purses during every "back to school" shopping trip.

To my are the only one with whom I could ever imagine going through the adventures of parenthood. Thank you for being such a good partner in everything we do, and such an exceptional Daddy to our girls.

Now on to the mischievous adventures of Grandparenting!  Oh what trouble we could get into! Hehehehehe

As for this past week?

Well, our show on the weekend was a blast! They are such fun crowd! There were some impressive performances, as well. Some "Slim Shady" rapping, impromptu acapella, some interesting birthday wish songs, and maybe, just maybe, there were a few cocktails involved. In 14 years of doing shows, I can honestly say this was the first time I had a grown man wobble up to me, lift his shirt and ask if he'd done his belt up right.

Life never seems to run out of firsts. It keeps life interesting.

This week saw a lot of late nights at the shop, and we are both tired, but in a very satisfying way. We were able to get everybody on their way, including a nice elderly couple who were in the middle of their trip when 2 of the 4 springs under their trailer broke!

We had to order parts and run to the city for more parts, and it took a couple of days, but we got them safely back on the road. While they waited, they "camped" beside our shop.

It was very sweet to hear them say as they left that if something like this was going to happen, they were glad it happened here, with us.

Nice folks.

The rest of the week is kind of a blur of horse trailers, plumbing, service calls, phone calls, faxes and parts runs.

I wasn't able to sneak in many grandbaby snuggles, or get much done on my book, but the upcoming week should be a little less hectic.....maybe.

I did receive an email with a bit more details about this year's "Word On The Street" festival, in Saskatoon!  I'm so excited, it such a great event! It hosts such a fantastic, eclectic group of authors! Graphic novelists, poets, non-fiction writers, mystery writers, and everything in between. It floors me every time I think about the fact that I get included in this group of people.

So folks, that about does it for me, for now.

Until next time, I'll leave you with this wish................

May every child, as they grow, feel the security and peace that lives within their Father's arms.
May they know that a shared bloodline is not needed to have a Daddy that keeps them from harm.

May every adolescent get the chance to roll their eyes at yet another goofy "Dad" story.
May they also see how hard it is for a Dad to see them grow up, and away, how it fills him with worry.

May every kid see pride for them shine in their Father's eyes for any and all dreams for which they strive.
May every kid know in every fiber of their being their Daddy will always love them more than any man alive.

Until next time!

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