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Good Fathers

The Monday after Father’s Day, I watched the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s 2012 Father’s Day special that had been published less than a week earlier on YouTube. The words and music uncovered memories and feelings I had not expressed before. I hope it’s not too late now.

The new father I wish to honor held his newborn daughter in his arms and looked into her eyes with deep love and awe. As the work began of raising her, he shouldered new responsibilities while juggling his university studies, full-time work and other family needs. He carried extra laundry to the laundromat on weekly trips he and his wife made and later used the family’s limited funds to buy a washing machine.

A couple of years later, the young father held another precious newborn daughter with loving tenderness and joy. Love doubled in their home as did demands on his time and resources. After graduation, he secured a new job and moved the family into their own home. He worked at his job then tamed the weeds at home and made the yard a lovely place. He put in clothesline poles and strung the lines. A dryer was out of the question.
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Happy Mother’s Day, Mom

I must admit I’ve been a little jealous of those who will spend time with their mothers today or call them. And, in some ways I’d love to have the times back where I sent my mom flowers or some gift in a package. I don’t have regrets. I just wish I could move back time’s march and relive the past now she’s gone. I miss her.

Once I left home for college, I never did really live at home unless you count those few months I was home before heading out to a job and then to marriage. So, a visit, a call or a gift was the way to go for Mother’s Day.
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My Mormon Tabernacle Choir dream

I hope bad weather stays away on Monday, June 29, because the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square will perform at the Red Rocks Amphitheater at 7:30 p.m. Concert proceeds will benefit the National Sports Center for the Disabled.

I am so excited! And, you can be sure I will be there! I admit I’ve had a dream since I was young of being a Choir member or singing with it.
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