Cheers to the Dads

Today is Father’s Day. A day to honour the men of the world lucky enough to be called “Dad.” So, cheers to the men who show up each and every day for their children. Those tee-ball coaching, training wheel removing, hockey stick taping, soccer dads who happily allow their kids to spray them with a hose and practice their wrestling moves on them even though the risk of taking a knee to the balls is almost 100%.

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Appreciating Your Village

I have learned, developed, and appreciated so many things from all of the men and woman who were part of the tribe who raised me. I have learned to sew, to appreciate art, to dance with my husband in the kitchen, to bake, to ride a horse, drive a boat, to laugh whole heartedly, and to meditate to name a few. I have watched them juggle careers and kids, to go to school while raising a family, to deal with loss, and to show love in so many forms.

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Cheers to Creating Amazing Memories and Friendships

I've been blessed with an amazing family. My memories of growing up are loaded with big family dinners with my extended local family, Calgary Stampede with my Alberta cousins, and endless, endless fun times at home with my sisters. Stuffed animal wars over the staircase, pitcher hitter long run in the lower field, hours in the ditch catching frogs (OK, that I may have done alone), and always having someone willing to share their pillow when I was too scared to sleep alone. 

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