Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father's Day at Our House

Everything is pretty 'low-key'  at our house these days.  A higher priority is getting the Papa back to a healthy and vibrant way of life.  So we needed to make a decision how to celebrate Father's Day.    Sommer had posted a beautiful tribute to her Daddy on her blog with a recipe for grilled baby back ribs.     Ken said he would like to have the ribs on Father's Day.  Dave and April offered to prepare the recipe and we would have dinner at our house on Sunday.    It was Dave's special day also, so we did not want him to work so hard but he wanted to make the ribs.     The plan was that I would do the other items.  I made Ciao Chow Linda's Goat Cheese Tart for an appetizer.    Dave prepared the ribs ahead of time, simply grilling them right before dinner.   Of course there was the traditional coleslaw, corn on the cob, greenbeans for fixens.   And April made a beautiful dessert.             The children sat around and talked about special memories of their Dad.     The special things he made for them, the 'failed' camping trips when the Mommie did not know how to camp properly.   Those nights when they got up to go to the bathroom and this white thing was floating through the house and they thought their Dad was a ghost.    April worked so hard to make it a special day for everyone, including myself.  She insisted on cleaning up the kitchen so I would not be so tired.    Thank you April for being my wonderful caring daughter.  You are a gift from God and an inspiration to me.  As precious as the memories may be, this is not the most important part of Father's Day.   The Father can only be as good and loving and caring as the relationship that the man has with his God -- His Heavenly Father.   Ken had a wonderful Dad, Basil Byron Scrivner who was a God loving Man and example for his only son.  And I am blessed to share a life with that man who loves his God, loves his children and loves his wife.  Thank you, Ken for being a wonderful Father.    Your children may have not liked the 'rod of correction' but they do rise up to honor you.

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