What Makes a Good Father?

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Real Estate Agent with Pine Knoll Shores Realty

What Makes a Good Father?


Today is Father's Day!  I am very fortunate to have four wonderful fathers to celebrate!  I have my Biological dad, Leon, who lives in Alabama.  I share many wonderful childhood memories with him, and am lucky to have him.  I also have my step-dad, Ted, who I get to see and visit with often.  He lives here on the Crystal Coast, and I am so proud to have him in my life.  When I got married in 2001, I gained another dad in my life, Tom, my father-in-law.  He too is wonderful, and I only wish we got to see him more often.  He and his wife, Judy, live in Las Vegas.

My favorite dad to celebrate on this special day, is my husband, Roger.  When Tan Man and I asked him how he wanted to spend the day, he requested to spend the day with us, doing whatever Tan Man wanted to do.  So.... after church, we will be heading to Fort Benjamin Park to play a little frisbee golf and football (even tho' I know that Rog would prefer to hang out at the beach).  

What makes a good Father?  The answer will be different for each person.  Is it being caring, giving, sensitive to the family's wishes & dreams?  Is it being funny & entertaining & creating wonderful memories with the kids?  Is is working hard to provide for the kids or maybe cooking dinner each night?  Is it being willing to compromise and  make sacrifices for the kids?  For me, It is all of the above, and Tan Man and I are very blessed to have Roger!  We are the luckiest & richest people I know!


Wishing all of you dads out there a fabulous day, filled with happiness & love!  

How will you be celebrating today? 

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Laura S. Baker
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You all truly are blessed with love and riches Amy Hahn!  I hope you all have a wonderful Father's Day. 

June 17, 2012 04:35 AM #1
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Mona Gersky
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Amy, thank you so much for such a lovely post.  I lost my father last year and I celebrate your good fortune to have so many wonderful Dads in your life.  Enjoy the day with Roger and Tan Man, hold it and the memories today will produce tightly to your heart.

June 17, 2012 04:49 AM #2
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Amy Hahn
Pine Knoll Shores Realty - Morehead City, NC
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Laura Baker - Good to see you this morning!  Thanks so much, I am one lucky gal, and expect us all to have a fabulous day together!  Hope you are all well, and Happy!  Miss you!

Mona - I am very rich with dads!  I count each moment with every one of them a blessing, Life is way too short to not enjoy!  So sorry for the loss of your father last year.

June 17, 2012 05:06 AM #3
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Frank & Karen Baker
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Amy ~ Happy Father's Day to all your Dads especially Roger ~ Enjoy the day with the two most important men in your life!!

June 17, 2012 05:15 AM #4
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors - Austin, TX
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Good morning Amy,

You and Tan Man are truly blessed! What a memory making day you will have..sounds like a perfect way to celebrate Father's Day!! My father has been gone many years too as well as Geno's..my son is about to be a new daddy and we are sooooo excited!!

June 17, 2012 05:16 AM #5
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Captain Wayne Rowlett
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Good Morning Amy, I know you will have a wonderful Day with your family.  Great Post.

June 17, 2012 05:17 AM #6
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Amy Hahn
Pine Knoll Shores Realty - Morehead City, NC
Realtor - Crystal Coast, NC

Frank & Karen - Thank you and A big Happy Father's Day to Frank!  Hope you guys enjoy the day!

Dorie - Congrats on the "soon to be" grandchild.... I know you are bubbling over with excitement!  It's obvious from your posts how much you Love & Adore your family.... 

Wayne - Good Morning, and wishing you a wonderful day as well!  Life is Good!

June 17, 2012 05:26 AM #7
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Janis Borgueta
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Amy... wishing you all the best on Father's Day.. Great you have so many wonderful men in your life!

June 17, 2012 07:26 AM #8
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Marian Goetzinger
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Amy,  Ted and I love Roger very much and the most important reason for that is because he is such a wonderful Dad. Not only is Tanner blessed by him, but we all are.  I'm so proud to have him for a son-in-law.

 

This morning I went to the funeral for the father of a good REALTOR friend.  I did not know the diceased, I went to offer support to my friend who lost her Dad.  Almost everybody who spoke about him this morning mentioned his sense of humor.  Being a good father requires that trait and how lucky we all are that Roger has a good one too.

 

Let's let all our fathers know how much we love them while we still can.

June 18, 2012 01:10 PM #9
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Gene Riemenschneider
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Being there is the number part of the job.  There are many Fathers who are not dad's.  Then loving their mother is number 2.  I have sons from a first marraige and it is hard; but I work to show respect and support for their mother.  

June 20, 2012 05:04 PM #10
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