Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Fathers' Day

Happy Fathers' Day!

As I was preparing pictures and thoughts for today's post honoring fathers, and especially Chris and my fathers, I kept remembering something I read years ago.  I was young when I first heard the below timeline of how people view their dad over their lifetime.  I remember learning from the phases and thinking that maybe I should value my dad's opinion sooner rather than later...

Daddy Sanden

What we think and feel about our DAD as we grow up...
When We Are...

4 years: My dad can do anything!

5 years: My dad knows a whole lot!

6 years: My dad is smarter than yours.

8 years: My dad doesn't know everything.

11 years: In the olden days, when my dad grew up, things were different.

12 years: Well, naturally. Dad doesn't know anything about that.

14 years: Don't pay attention to my father. He is so old fashioned!

21 years: Him? My Lord! Are you crazy? My dad can't drive me to school.

25 years: Dad knows a bit about it. But then he should because he's been around so long.

30 years: Maybe we should ask Dad about it.

35 years: I'm not doing anything until I talk to Dad!

40 years: I wonder how Dad would have handled it. He's always been so wise!

50 years: I'd give up anything if Dad were here now so that I could talk this over with him. Too bad I didn't appreciate how smart he was! I could have learned a lot from him......


Chris and I
are so incredibly grateful for the years we have had with our fathers and grandfathers, and even more grateful that both our fathers are still alive for us to love, enjoy, and learn from.

Dad Miller
Daddy Sanden, and Dad Miller, Happy Fathers' Day!
 We love you so much and wish we could be with both of you today.  We are very excited to see you both this summer.  Until then, we love you and have a wonderful Fathers' Day!

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