Today is June 15th, Fathers day, 2008. I can't help but reminise on a day like today. I loved my Dad very much. He was an honest hard working man. He usually was working from sun up to sun down. Being a dairy farmer wasn't easy but I think he enjoyed it and was good at it. My mother told me that when I was a little girl, I always wanted to be with my Dad. I wanted to go everywhere he went and it broke my heart when he had to go without me. Growing up we would go to Glenwood on most Fathers Days to visit my Grandpa and Grandma Sampson. Grandpa Crane lived across the street so I got to see him all the time, which was cool.
When I got married we went to Salina and visited my Dad and Michaels Dad.
Michael said of his Dad that he never remembers him being gruff. Most of their Fathers Days growing up were spent in other places. They weren't around family very often.
I'd also like to pay tribute to Michael the father of my children. He's also a good man and works hard to provide for us. He's had a lot to contend with the last few years, but he continues to try hard to do all that is required of him.
We were given four special gifts that we will be forever grateful for. Years later we've been given four more special gifts. Eight more wonderful gifts have been added plus one coming in December and we are praying for another one in the near future also.
We love all of you more than words can express!!
Mom and Dad