Sunday, June 15, 2008

The things I have LEARNED from my FATHERS!

Once again, I could not celebrate this special Day without recognizing the "founding fathers" of Fatherhood for our family.
I was going to do this -make a list-even before our stake speaker (Mike Gordon) encouraged all of us to do this (from his wife's example on her blog..shout out to Janae !)...make a list of things we have learned from our Dad's- So here's MY top 10! MY DAD-
1. Family is absolutely FIRST, even if the the 'norm' for men is not that way.
2. To expect the very best in co-parenting from my future spouse.
3. Dirty Diapers are not so bad--they are way of life.
4. That men CAN dance.
5. Daddy's can have special 'talents'--Talking in Donald Duck, wrestling, busting out "the claw", telling sluefoot stories.
6. Men are strong and have great muscles--they protect you!
7. It is OK to cry.
8. The blessings of the priesthood are very real.
9. Miracles happen.
10. Great fathers make amazing grandpa's.

MY FATHER-IN-LAW:

1. Fishing (and hunting) are not about catching the fish--it is about enjoying the beauty and nature around us, and being outdoors.

2. There is nothing like a good book.

3. Idaho is a Great placed to live.

4. (real ) Barns have a place in every one's hearts.

5. You can seem big and tough on the outside, but really be a softy and tender on the inside.

6. Grand kids are a blessing, they are fun to spend time with and go on trips with!

7. You should experience life and enjoy things around you

8. Genuinely love your wife- always showing small signs of affection

9. Be responsible with your money-Get a Job!

10. You can teach your grand kids/kids to watch the nature channel-and be a walking book of knowledge and facts


2 comments:

TexasTwinsTwice said...

What GREAT men! I love the 'great dads make great grandpas'--sooo true! It is a good idea to make a list like this--i'll have to do that!

Janae said...

Mike says, "Thanks for listening". He wasn't sure if anyone was:) Good for you for actually doing it!