Sunday, June 15, 2008

happy fathers day.

to my very wonderful husband, who i love learning with & raising our boy with. i love you.

and also the perfect dad for me. you never go unappreaciated. love you so much dad.


...and of course my wonderful brother brian and brothers in law, matt & brian.... thinking of each of you & love you all!!

ps. did you know that fathers day originated right here in our very own spokane?....

The idea for creating a day for children to honor their fathers began in Spokane, Washington. A woman by the name of Sonora Smart Dodd thought of the idea for Father's Day while listening to a Mother's Day sermon in 1909.
Having been raised by her father, William Jackson Smart, after her mother died, Sonora wanted her father to know how special he was to her. It was her father that made all the parental sacrifices and was, in the eyes of his daughter, a courageous, selfless, and loving man. Sonora's father was born in June, so she chose to hold the first Father's Day celebration in Spokane, Washington on the 19th of June, 1910.
In 1926, a National Father's Day Committee was formed in New York City. Father's Day was recognized by a Joint Resolution of Congress in 1956. In 1972, President Richard Nixon established a permanent national observance of Father's Day to be held on the third Sunday of June. So Father's Day was born in memory and gratitude by a daughter who thought that her father and all good fathers should be honored with a special day just like we honor our mothers on Mother's Day.

so there you have it....


Arah said...

did you have a picture of my swimsuit? I don't think I want to see what it looks like from the camera's view anyway.

Cori said...

Love your dad, love all your posts, love you. PS. You're beautiful.

Darla said...

You little history buff, you! Who knew you were so into doing your research? (: So, when's a good time for me to come visit? August?
I really can't wait to see you guys and become your best I scaring you yet?

Forever Young said...

WOW... What a cool story.