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Father's Day
by Steve Higginbotham
June 19, 2009
Amidst the hustle and bustle of day to day living, one will periodically find moments to reflect on life.  Recently, I had a few of those moments, and realized that my "babies" are growing up.  Actually, their ages are 21,17,12, and 8 years of age respectively.  So you're thinking, "They haven't been 'babies' for a long time."  But I assure you, it was just yesterday that they were. 

I remember holding each one of them for the very first time and feeling  so thankful and blessed.  I remember bath time, feedings with a rubber spoon, and diaper changes (which when I think about, I still feel I need to go wash my hands).  I remember the look on Kelli's face the first time she tasted ice cream.  I remember Michael being so proud of his muscles, and knowing the words to nearly every Barney song.  I remember Matthew mowing the lawn with his little plastic mower, walking three paces behind me as I mowed.  And I remember how Anne Marie would cry when I had to quit playing and go to work in the morning.

But now as I reflect, I realize that though these events seem like yesterday in my memory, they are long gone.  There are new chapters in life that are yet to be written. I don't know what the future holds, but I do know God is good; life is good; and I have been abundantly blessed!

Men, slow down enough this weekend to do a little remembering and you'll have countless reasons to give thanks to God on this "Father's Day."
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