Happy Father’s Day!


Happy Father’s Day to all fathers out there!

What is a father?

He is someone whose lap you can crawl onto and take a nap.

He is someone who reads you a story at bedtime.

He is someone who listens to you when you need a friend.

He is someone who picks you up and gives you a much needed hug.

He is someone who will play catch with you after you receive a new glove.

He is someone who will laugh at your poor jokes and tell some funny ones of his own.

He is someone who gives you a pat on your back for a job well done.

He is someone who says ‘I love you’.

He is someone who will give you money for your first date.

He is someone who will let you take his car for a drive right after you get your license.

He is someone you can call when you have get into trouble.

He is someone who will listen to you and never lose patience.

He is someone who will never judge you unfairly.

He is someone who has taught you the difference between right and wrong.

And he is someone who one day you will treasure beyond reason when he is gone.

Love and appreciate your father while he is here.

My father died over twelve years ago and I still miss him terribly.  I will always have the wonderful memories of him in my heart of what a kind, sensitive, funny, caring and loving person he was.   May he rest with our Heavenly Father.

Please do something special with your father on Father’s Day and don’t forget to tell him how much you love and appreciate him.  It will make him smile!  It would be better than any gifts you could give him.

Thought for the day:  When you give unselfishly to others you receive more than you could ever imagine in return.

Blessings to all!


All photos compliments of Wikimedia Commons.


About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with nine children's books for PS-Gr 4, five middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and two novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her children's book, Lamby the Lonely Lamby, won a Silver Medal in the Mom's Choice Awards. Book 1, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and Honorable Mention from Readers' Favorite Book Awards. Book 2, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and so did Book 3, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. Jerry the Crabby Crayfish won a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award. All her books are available on Amazon.com, Create Space, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on a mystery series for girls, a sequel to her first novel, Hunting Mariah, and a YA fantasy series will be coming in 2018 along with more children's books. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog https://jemsbooks.wordpress.com for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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7 Responses to Happy Father’s Day!

  1. This is so special, Janice. You did a great job and I know your dad is proud of you as he watches over you! Being a father is very special indeed. May every father realize that and cherish their responsibility.

  2. jjspina says:

    Thank you Deanie. My father was very special and I loved him very much. I agree fathers do have an awesome responsibility to care for their families and in turn are sometimes under appreciated.

  3. I’m sure that your dad is so proud of you and he’s always smiling when he watches over you.

  4. jjspina says:

    Thank you. I hope he is. He had a great smile and laugh!

  5. I don’t there’s any doubt that he is! Hope you have a lovely weekend.

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