Father's Day

I love this quote, which I found on the Barnes and Noble website, and it seems exactly right for Father’s Day. I hope today is filled with memories of good men who have been fathers or like fathers to you throughout your life. I’m glad we have set aside a time to celebrate and remember them, aren’t you?

From The Five People You Meet In Heaven, by Mitch Albom:

“Parents rarely let go of their children, so children let go of them. They move on. They move away. The moments that used to define them—a mother’s approval, a father’s nod—are covered by moments of their own accomplishments. It is not until much later, as the skin sags and the heart weakens, that children understand; their stories, and all their accomplishments, sit atop the stories of their mothers and fathers, stones upon stones, beneath the waters of their lives.”

Happy Father’s Day!

4 Comments

  1. Kathy on June 19, 2016 at 7:39 am

    Lovely …

  2. Jay Biggs on June 19, 2016 at 10:37 am

    I’m an old classmate. As I mentioned earlier, I know a friend of yours. Along with mentioning Wayne Dyer, she mentioned you. I still cannot believe I did not know you. Now that I have met you on this site, the fact that I did not know you before this time, weighs heavily upon me. I have visited your site at least every Sunday since I learned of you.

    Today is Father’s Day. Joel Osteen, whom I very seldom visit anymore, had a beautiful service this morning. The main reason I was ever drawn to him was that he never asks for anything. Of course, the subject was fathers. Joel’s gift today was sensitive and heartfelt. If others can see it online, please do.

    I am an adopted child. Today, CBS’s Sunday Morning was completely involved with ancestry and the the subject of adoption. The interview segments were heart-rending. One middle-aged adopted child named Kevin, who had discovered his background through an ancestry search, stated the lifelong conundrum of all adopted children, “Now I am able to live my truth.” It really is that simple and that complex. See that online if you can.

    Now about you; it is the flow of your words that are so comforting and electrifying at the same. I have always thought that genius is simplicity. Yours is a type of synthesis. You see and feel the inter-connected reality of all things. You fluidly simplify goodness.

    Lynn said it best when she said she liked the way your brain works. So do I; although I find it humbling.

    I thank you for this forum. You do good works!

    I didn’t have time to proof this, sorry.

  3. Terry Guerra on June 19, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Emilee,

    What a great quote…and the book is awesome.

    And yes, today my heart and mind are full of thoughts and love of my dad, I was so fortunate to have such an amazing father.

  4. Nancy Lepri on June 19, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    This is so true. Thanks for sharing!

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