Father’s Day

Today is Father's Day and here's a little trivia: 
The holiday's origins date back to the early 20th century, and were most likely inspired by Mother's Day, which had been created earlier.  Several sources say the first Father's Day took place in June of 1908, when a woman wanted to pay tribute to the fathers lost in the Monongah, West Virginia mining disaster.  Others give credit to Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Washington, who held a Father's Day celebration in 1910. The first attempt for Congress to recognize the holiday came in 1913, but that failed when legislators felt the day would could become too commercial.  It would take until 1972 for the holiday to get its full due, when President Richard Nixon signed a proclamation establishing Father's Day on the third Sunday of June.  (Source: http://www.wltx.com/news/article/140747/2/Happy-Fathers-Day-from-News19-)

I want to say that I'm very grateful that God led me to marry a man who is not only an awesome husband, but also an amazing and inspirational father to our daughters.  He has taught them to believe in themselves and to be responsible, independent adults.  They know he is here for them whenever they need him and will always give them unbiased opinions about important decisions they are facing.  He helps them to find their own answers. They know how to budget their money, live within their means and how to reduce expenses by doing minor home repair or car maintenance themselves.  I'm proud to be his wife.

Enjoy Father's Day.  Make it a great one!

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