Father's Day trifecta
By Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate
(Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO)
In a short devotional at church today, I told the congregation that I am a lucky woman, having hit the TRIFECTA of fathers, for I have been blessed by three wonderful Dads in my life--my Dad, my father-in-law, and my husband. We were never allowed to call my Dad "Father," because he said that there is only one Father and he is in Heaven. Dad was the dominant force in our house. What seemed then like oppressive rule now seems like very wise and brave parenting. We never doubted that he would hold us accountable for our behavior, but we also never doubted that Dad would be on our side. At one time, Dad actually held three jobs concurrently. A fulltime welder at a manufacturing facility, he also ran a paper route and was the owner-operator of two trucks that hauled hay in the summertime....