Friday, September 2, 2011

Grateful for Dads

My dad, father in law and  Husband are the 'dads' in my world- and I can tell you with ease and honesty that these men are excellent.Each in their own way, with their own strengths and skills. 





Above photos by UberTim (i can call him that right?)






























A little while ago I wrote about my darling Dad ( seen in the last two pics), I thought it timely to revisit it.





For The Love Of Pa

There are many wonderful things about my Dad. He is gentle, quietly spoken, a good listener, patient, kind, understanding and enjoys beer, rugby and all the good stuff. He is sentimental, a hoarder and has great respect for tradition.

 I love him, and so does the Young Man, calling him Pa- a name Dad had chosen for himself long before grand babies were on the scene. It's a sign of respect and love for his own grandfather.

The Young Man simply adores him, affectionately calling him Parpie when summonsing him from whatever he is doing. These two, Pa and the Young Man, have their own traditions. On every visit they wander up to the very back of the yard to check the vegies, see how they are growing, pull a couple of weeds and check the rain gage. Then it's off to the shed. They walk and chat and discover and learn returning to the house at their leisure with a fresh pea or two in hand.



My heart swells with love when I think about the dads in my life.




38 comments:

  1. What gorgeous photos of your men - lovely.

    And lovely sentiments too. Fathers are amazing, aren't they?

    Very nice to be here visiting via Maxabella.

    xx

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  2. Those are some seriously beautiful photos! I hope you and your family have a great Father's Day this weekend :) xxx

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  3. A gorgeous grateful post Em - loving that your little man has christened your Dad himself - these are often the best names for Grandparents.

    Here's to a wonderful weekend ahead loving up the special Dad's in our lives.

    xx Felicity

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  4. I was so thrilled to hear you were hosting this week's linkylinkylinky (I think I do like it said like that!). What a wonderful father's day piece, and such gorgeous Tim Coulson photos. Don't think I'm too much of a stalker, but I've just popped on over to your Tim photos to have a gander. Beautiful pictures!

    Happy Father's day to the men in your life! xx

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  5. That's so sweet.
    I do think that grandpa grandchild relationship is a lovely one.

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  6. Those photos are just stunning. Really beautiful.
    And so eloquently put in words too. I love watching the girls with their grandfathers. They have them wrapped around their fingers too!! Hehe!!
    :)

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  7. Beautiful post Em. How amazing are Dads!
    Happy Father's Day weekend to you and your lovely family. xx

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  8. Gorgeous photos Em. Dads are the best. Enjoy the weekend. xx

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  9. Dad's really are the best aren't they. It's made me quite emotional thinking about the relationship I have with my Dad and that which my kids have with theirs.

    Thanks for hosting x

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  10. lovely photos!
    http://vanessalu91.blogspot.com

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  11. Dad's are amazing, I'm looking forward to spending Father's Day with mine. Gorgeous photos of the men in your life :)

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  12. Hi, Emily. Glad to have discovered your blog through Maxabella. I must say that there's something about the moments shared between Dads and kids that tug at the heartstrings. Love love love this.

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  13. Thanks for hosting this week! I am SO grateful for Dads as well, I dont know what I would do without my hubz! He is an amazing father!

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  14. Dad stories make me cry. Dads are just so special and I love the way you talk about your own. Thanks for being linky host and lovely to meet you. Can't believe I've never seen your blog before. Caz

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  15. So happy to meet you!! Thanks so much for sharing the dads in your life, as well as the gratitude linky. My favourite linky!! (Linky, linky, linky, linky ....)

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  16. Your son's relationship with your dad sounds similiar to my son's & mine :)

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  17. what a gorgeous post!! lovely to be here via maxabella
    xx

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  18. What a lovely, heartfelt post. Nice to 'meet' you Emily! Your family look adorable.
    Lisa x

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  19. Hi, you have a beautiful blog! I'm here for grateful Saturday but will be back again :). The linkys not showing on my iPhone but I've written for the linky at www.jemikaan.blogspot.com

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  20. gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!
    enjoy those men in your life.

    hugs Em, hope things are working out better for you today ♥

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  21. Hi Emily..thanks for hosting this today! Great post and pics..good dads are extremely special..and quite rare.

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  22. What a gorgeous blog you have! So glad to have found you on this lovely sunny spring morning (just seems to match your lovely sunny blog).
    Hope you have a great weekend
    xxxCate

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  23. What a lovely tribute to the wonderful dads in your life, its so beautiful they enjoy these little traditions together. So glad I found your blog through Maxabella Loves :)

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  24. ohh beautiful pictures. just .. so lovely! x

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  25. Yay, hi there hostess, what a beautiful post. I love my father, my father-in-law tolerates me (still has no idea what happy planet i'm from, 18 years on) & my super gorgeous handsome soldier husband, all so special in my heart & especially to our 4 gorgeous children. I love that my father & FIL have collective 23 grandchildren, isn't that fantastic!! You have beautiful stories & photos to share with your children when they grow up, amazing the time vortex that is a shed. Love Posie

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  26. What beautiful photo's and of course beautiful Dad's to be grateful for. I am certainly grateful for the Dad's in my life too. xx
    And thanks for hosting this week.
    Jodi @The Scribble Den
    http://www.jodigibson.com.au/the-cafe/

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  27. Beautiful post and such gorgeous photos!

    Hope you guys have fabulous Fathers Day tomorrow.

    Xx

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  28. What a beautiful post, so happy to be hopping over here from Maxabella so I can discover your lovely blog.

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  29. that is so lovely that your hosting and i love your gratefuls too! My kids call my dad Pa, and i just think it's the sweetest name for a grandad! And i can tell, he just melts!! Have an awesome weekend xx

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  30. It sounds like your Young Man has a great relationship with Pa. I wish my parents lived closer so that my children can experience the same kind of relationship. We visit (Europe) once a year for 5-6 weeks, but it's not the same. Happy Fathers Day to the fathers in your life!

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  31. how much do we love a man that loves our kids, hey? beautiful pics and words!

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  32. Oh I am love with your pictures and your blog ! These are so so sweet

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  33. These photos aren't ALL by Tim???!? Could have fooled me - they are so gorgeous, Em! And yes, Dad's are orright. x

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  34. I like how you wrote about the special traditions your father is now establishing with your son. I think that is beautiful. I'm a sentimental sort of person so things like traditions make me quite nostaligic. Sadly, we live interstate from the rest of my family so it makes for very infrequent contact. So nice to visit a new blog! Thanks for hosting.

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  35. I had a Pa too... such a lovely name.

    Beautiful photos of the men in your life too. Here's to Dads and Pas.

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  36. Beautiful words and beautiful pictures. So glad to be introduced to you and your gorgeous blog through Maxabella loves.

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  37. Gorgeous photos by UberTim.
    And ya for Pa and the young Man.
    I love Grandaddies, especially having them around when you're not used to it.
    So special.
    Thanks for hosting - and sorry I'm so LATE!

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em