SUNDAY MORNING INSPIRATION – Cat’s in the Cradle…

In grad school, Pastor Ken Smith would read the lyrics to this song every Father’s Day. I took them to heart for many reasons, not the least of which is Harry is my favorite singer-songwriter. Even if you are not a father, hear the lessons about priorities and leaving a legacy.

Happy Father’s Day! And I’m outta here, cuz I’m blessed to spend the day with Maritza, Jonathon & Caleb….


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  • Ann-Michele Timmerman

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    One of the GREAT, timeless songs that I love for its universal truths…(hey, I’m actually a published songwriter!)…and know that it isn’t uncommon for divorced dads to take guilt very deeply to heart…simply be the dad you were going to be all along…

    Thanks for the song,
    Ann-Michele.

  • THANK YOU JEFF!

    For the last several Father’s Day weekends, I fly my dad out to Atlanta and then we drive to Bowling Green, KY for the National Hot Rod Reunion. Dad is an old drag racer from long ago. This event on Father’s Day weekend gives us a chance to spend time together and for him to see old friends.

    This year dad did not want to make the trip. His Parkinson is advancing and wearing him out faster & faster. He just does not have the energy for the travels.

    I knew that missing this weekend with my dad would hit me at some point, and today’s inspirational video sums it right up. I’m calling my dad right now.

    Gary

  • Judy

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    Jeff,

    Thanks for the video and Happy Father’s Day to you.

    My dad passed naway several years ago but I think of him everyday. He had such an impact not only in my life but in the life of my son. We were truly blessed.

    Judy

  • Jeff, as always, you hit it again!

    Thanks for all you do!

    Ken

  • This is the first Father’s Day without my dad here physically. His memory lives on in so many ways. I am blessed to have had a father who did spend time with me, taught me some very valuable lessons in life and loved me deeply until the last breath he took.

    Life does pass by so quickly and we do believe we have “tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow.”

    Today is the day to love deeply and make sure we are complete and in resolve.

    Wonderful post Jeff. Enjoy the day with your loved ones.

  • Cindy Brock - Affordable Words

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    With my dad’s poor health over the past two years, I am thankful he is still with me – although he’s in So. California and I won’t be able to see him today. However, it’s hard for my husband on this day as his father died several years ago. So, while I celebrate my dad, I also remember the wonderful times I had with my late father-in-law, Frank!

    Happy Father’s Day to you, Jeff!

  • This always makes me just stop whatever I am doing. I lost my father when I was 8, so grwoing up without a father makes me so sad for the kids who have a father who is “too busy” like in this song. It also makes me extremely passionate about my present career, which is representing non-custodial fathers who want to see their children, and keep getting interfered with by the custodial mother (and they aren’t abusers, alcoholics, or deadbeats). Click on my name for more info.
    Rick Carter
    Father’s Rights Library
    Fishers, IN

  • Jeff Herring

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    Ann-Michele – Thanks for your wise words!

    ~ Jeff

  • Jeff Herring

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    Gary – I’m glad this helped – did you call your dad?

    ~ Jeff

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