Friday was Jeff's day off, and so we decided to do a Date Day! We spend the whole day visiting antique shops in Snohomish, Duvall and Monroe. We had lunch and just really enjoyed the sunshine. That afternoon a friend of ours asked us if we wanted to spend the weekend (for free) at Lake Chelan? They had rented a little apartment/ house for the summer. It took us about 2 minutes to say ....YES! We had never been there and this week is going to be our 29th Wedding Anniversary so...we took off. I didn't even have time to write my blog that night or arrange to have it done over the weekend. But it was beautiful weather there, and I got to spend the whole weekend with my best friend of 29 years, so I am not complaining. It was fun and the best part is we had no schedule, that is really a nice feeling every once in a while! Plus, I feel so blessed to also be feeling better and stronger each day!
By the way... Lake Chelan is now one of our new favorite places!
Today on our way home, the kids called to wish Jeff a Happy Father's Day. I realized that even though I wasn't very close to my Dad, I was grateful that he raised me the best he could. I am reminded of my Father, every time I make a new friend ( which is often). My Dad had a million friends, and all of them truly were his BEST FRIENDS, that is something that I got from him. As I listened to the kids talk to Jeff, I realized how blessed my kids really are to have such an incredible Father. That can make a huge difference in your life and Jeff truly was all that and more...to our kids!
Yes, Fatherhood is a very serious job and one that is not to be taken lightly. For those of you who still have your Fathers with you, I hope you were able to share your love with them today!
It is late and I am tired from traveling... but happy and grateful that we got the opportunity to just run away this weekend, thanks to our sweet friend!
Good night dear friends!
"He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it." ~Clarence Budington Kelland
"How true Daddy's words were when he said: 'All children must look after their own upbringing.' Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands." ~ Anne Frank, German Jew and Holocaust Victim
"I remember vividly a day when I was a teen, and standing by the open refrigerator. I don't recall the situation, or what brought him to say this, but my dad came over, put his hand on my shoulder, looked me in the eye, and said: “There is nothing in this world that you could ever do, that would remove my love from you. Nothing.” I felt it all my life. I was a better person because I never wanted to DO anything that would make him doubt that vow. Even though we didn't always agree (and we didn't!) I always knew I was loved deeply and unconditionally." -Marsha Grover Steed Keller