Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day

BEADS OF JOY 06-16-13
“Happy Father’s Day”
©2013 James Dacey, Jr. OFS

My Friends,

Today is a most blessed day to celebrate. Happy Father’s Day to all the Father’s I know personally and to all of you who read my blog. Father’s Day is a very special day; we need to celebrate those heroes that wake up every day giving us protection and security.

Consider this: How many dads quietly very willingly live unselfishly taking care of their families? How many never want even an acknowledgement for all their sacrifices? How many continue to work hard, day in and day out, never complaining, only giving? How many wife’s and children see this and respond with constant continuous love? You know that’s all us guys (us dad’s) really want... LOVE from those we love… That’s all. Most guys are simple. Most guys don’t see the sacrifice in taking care of their families. Most guys embrace fatherhood with a badge of love from those we love, that’s all…

St. Joseph (foster father to Jesus) is the patron saint of fathers. There are actually four aspects to this patronage; the first is as an example to fathers of a protector and provider. Next, he is an example as a worker that not just money and wealth are important, but equally important is to provide quality of life to the family. St. Joseph also reminds fathers about the importance of commitment to marriage and the importance of living an unstained moral life in terms of reading, movies, etc. Lastly, examples abound of fathers that prayed to Saint Joseph and received overwhelming and unexpected help. As an earthly foster-father himself, St. Joseph understands the role of fatherhood, and he is a very powerful intercessor. All you need to do is truly believe, pray devoutly, and St. Joseph will be there for you.

Would you believe that Father's Day came from a woman?

So thankful to her father was Mrs. John B. Dodd, born Sonora Smart, of Spokane, Washington, that she pushed for an annual Father's Day Observance in 1909.  Her own father was a civil war veteran and was widowed when his wife died in childbirth.  He was left with six children to raise. 

Mrs. Dodd began circulating petitions and within a year, the city of Spokane agreed to honor Fathers on the 3rd Sunday in June, close to her father's birthday.  Meanwhile, cities and towns all across America began to celebrate Father's Day.  The idea became so popular that others joined in her crusade.  Harry C. Meek even began to travel the country speaking and campaigning on behalf of a nationally recognized Father's Day.

In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge backed the idea of a national Father's Day and in 1966, President Lyndon Johnson declared Father's Day a national holiday. It was signed into the books in 1972 by President Richard Nixon.

Mrs. Dodd even designated a flower for Father's Day: the rose.  Red roses are given for a living father and white ones are for remembrance if he has passed away.
That excerpt came from FOX26 News online…

Quotes for Dad’s…

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” ~Author Unknown

"The righteous man walks in his integrity; His children are blessed after him." ~Solomon - Proverbs 20:7

It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.” ~Pope John XXIII

The greatest gift I ever had -Came from God; I call him Dad.” ~Author unknown

Good fathers make good sons.” ~Author unknown

A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.” ~Author unknown

It is a wise father who knows his child.  But maybe it's a very wise child who takes time to know his father.” ~Anonymous
One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” ~George Herbert

And DAD, my DAD.. High 5 for being such an awesome DAD. Your example of devotion and dedication to MOM and our family, no matter what -has laid down a great foundation for me; when it comes to me taking care of Chrissy.. Love you Dad!!!” ~ Jim Dacey Jr OFS

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Your brother in Christ Jesus
And His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr OFS

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