Posts Tagged ‘Dad’

A Big Thank You To Fathers

Lori La Bey’s Father Dean with her Mother Dorothy.

To all the Fathers past, present and future I want to acknowledge and thank you for your role in developing our children which will lead us into the future.

To me a Father is a man who steps up and steps into mentor, support and love our children which can last a lifetime or even be in a critical moment in time. Sometimes we don’t even realize the importance of a given moment until it has passed. Father’s come in all shapes and sizes, all colors, and cultures. They come in a range of economic status and personality styles and we are so fortunate for this diversity.

Just like Fatherhood, Father figures can last a lifetime too. The same goes to being a child to another. Age is not relevant to being a child to another, nor is it relevant to being a Father or Father like figure to another.

We have many names for our Fathers’. They are called biological fathers, stepfathers, foster fathers, as well as those who have chosen to be father like. The name is not important. It is a Fathers or a Father like figures love, intent, compassion, patience, acceptance, understanding, and tenacity to do good to assist another through life that matters.

To my own Father who passed away nineteen years ago. Thank you dad for your love and all you taught me about being a good, kind being. Miss you. Love you to the moon and back.

Please join me in honoring all our Fathers. May each of you have a wonderful day!

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Hug a Father – Let Them Know They Are Appreciated

Hug a Father – Let Them Know They Are Appreciated

Throughout my life my Dad was a very special man, not just to our family but so many.  The stories friends would tell me later in life about how my Dad made them feel part of our family when they felt lost and alone in their own family.

My Dad allowed us all to dream, supporting us to go after our goals, never doubting our capabilities.

Dad was quick with a smile and a joke.

He was always there to help a friend or stranger.

He cared for my Mother with dementia and lead by example.

Dad had strong family values to the end.

I so miss my Father, but yet the lessons he taught through kindness will forever be with me.

May ever child have a man like my Father in their life.

We must all respect and know deep in our hearts being a Father just like being a Mother; isn’t just a biological thing.

Being a Father is about being a good person in heart and soul.

We all need good Father role models at all ages and stages of life.

So with great love and deep appreciation I say,

“Happy Father’s Day” to all the wonderful men out there.

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Dad, Dementia and Ice Cream – A Journey with Disease

Dad, Dementia and Ice Cream –

A Journey with Disease

On Alzheimer’s Speaks Radio Tuesday May 3rd at: 

2pm EST, 1pm CST, 12pm MST, 11am PST and 7pm London time

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Today we will talk to DeeDee Footer, a daughter who uprooted her life and moved to take care of her father diagnosed with dementia. Learn for DeeDee’s struggles, joy and now mission to change our dementia care culture.

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206-321-0766                   deedeefooter@yahoo.com 

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