E-Newsletter for Sunday, June 17, 2018

Mutual Renewal Workshop, Digital Team, Garden Bricks and more in the E-Newsletter for June 17, 2018 https://mailchi.mp/807ce86d95bf/ey7eu7o5mr-1374029

A Message from Cathryn Marshall, Senior Warden

Dear *|FNAME|*,

This is Father’s Day weekend. Always a little tough for me, since my father

died when I was just 12. For many years, I had time-travel fantasies where I somehow found my dad when he was just a kid and convinced him to not start smoking. The tricky part was always wondering how different my life would be if he hadn’t died…would I still have my children? Probably not.  Would my life be better? Maybe. I’m guessing at the very least, I would have finished college. Actually, if my little time-travel fantasy had come true, I probably wouldn’t recognize my life when I came back to the present.  During some stages of my life, perhaps I wouldn’t have minded that so much. Today, however, I am so very grateful for everything (and everyone!) I have in my life, that I wouldn’t trade anything, even though I will always regret not knowing my dad as an adult.  

So I salute all the fathers out there. I hope you know how lucky you are. I hope you cherish every moment with your babies, your toddlers, your little ones, your teenagers, and your young adults. I hope you find a way to make time for your grown children, and to let them know how much you love them, and how proud you are to be their dad. And to everyone, I hope you know how lucky you are to have your dad. Cherish the time you have with him, seek his wisdom and guidance while you can, enjoy his funny stories and bad jokes. Tell him how much you appreciate the sacrifices he made for you. Tell him how much you love him.

And if some of you didn’t have such a good relationship with your dad, or maybe didn’t even know him, I hope you had a teacher, a friend’s dad, or a clergy person in your life that you can remember or thank this Sunday. I had Jack, my friend’s dad. Hats off to you, Jack. Thanks for being my substitute dad.


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