There are 5.4 million people who have Alzheimer's. It cost 183 billion dollars in annual costs. Alz's is the 6th leading cause of death.
To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.' When God takes something from your grasp, He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better. Concentrate on this sentence... 'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.
1 John 4: 9-10

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Fathers Day!!!

I want to say Happy Fathers Day to all. I have some very nice Fathers out there that follow my blog. And I know that most of my female blogger friends have great husbands and fathers. So happy fathers day.
I was 4 months pregnant when my father was killed in a farming accident. It was fast and over with before anyone could do anything about it. He went to the farm and later that day a nurse called me at work and said your father has been killed and your mother wanted me to call for her. I was in shock. All the way to her home I was praying it was a mistake . That was Oct . 1989. My son was born in April 1990.
I took a pregnancy test that morning because I came over to visit mom and dad for lunch one day and he was cooking. The smell made me very sick . He said you must be pregnant. I never had a reg. period so skipping a month or two was no big deal but I thought about it and said you might be right. In my head I was trying to figure out when my last monthly was. Silly right? Not for me. Anyway the next chance I had I took a home test and it was positive. But I never got to tell dad he was right.
I had my baby boy and mom cared for him while I worked . She said once if not for him she would of died so Thank God for my son . I just wish her and dad were both here healthy and normal so that we could all enjoy growing older together. She is missing what a wonderful man my son has become because of Alz's but she got to help make him that way. My dad never got to meet him at all. So I say now tell your moms and dads how much you love them everyday because tomorrow may never come.


  1. Father's Day is not always an easy time, is it? I lost my day in 81 to a massive heart attack, but he was with his 2 best friends on a fishing trip. This is the first Father's day without my brother. His birthday was Sat. I know his wife & children are having a hard time facing it.

    I hope you have wonderful memories to tell your son today that will make your day a time of joy rather than of sadness. My dad was a wonderful Christian man with a great sense of humor & generousity. I miss him, too.

  2. What a sweet and touching post; and you're so right about telling our loved ones that we love them right now.

  3. So sorry about how Charles died too soon. How special that your Mom could be both Grandpa and Grandma for your son! Now you are repaying her by taking care of her. Lovely!

    One of my favorite memories is having my 70 year old father walk me down the aisle when I married at age 40 for the first time. It was my Mom who died too soon who wanted to see me married. Now I miss both of them. My husband's son called him to wish him a happy Father's Day, but his daughter hasn't yet. I think she is too busy.

    We all need to not be too busy, to be there for one another as your family has been, Karen.

  4. My heart just cried for you. How sad that your Dad never even knew you were going to have a baby. My Mom was 4 months pregnant with me when my Dad was killed by lightning. Your story just made me think about all that.

  5. It is always so nice knowing I am one who has many GOOD memories of my dad... I miss him but know he is watching me and STILL SHAKING HIS HEAD MOST DAYS!!!!!! Have a great week.

  6. My dad died in 1999 after a short illness but he lived his last year with us and though it was very hard, I was happy that I was able to care for him.
    My step dad has been in my life since 1970 and he truly is a wonderful man and a second father to me.
    I am sorry for the loss of your father.

  7. Thank you all for sharing your stories about your dads with me. And so sorry they are gone.Thanks again for your special comments.

  8. Thank you for sharing about your dad and mom. My dad died suddenly four years ago and my mother has Alzheimer's. Beautiful post.


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