ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

What are you going to do for your father on Father's day?

Updated on September 21, 2008

Luther Thomas (L.T.) and Corrine Noah

My Father's Day Gift to Daddy

I happen to be one of those biased people who think that I have the best set of parents that God could have ever blessed me with. Daddy has always been an honest man that fought for what he believed in, stood up for the "little guy" and was never ashamed to admit how important his wife and kids were to him.

He has never been afraid of hard work and when he became ill, it took many years for the doctors to convince him to close the business he had worked all his life to build. He had many years of blood, sweat and tears in his auto shop and had customers from many states far away that knew of his great work due to a breakdown on vacation near our town and had been sent to Daddy as he was highly recommended.

God took him home with him on December 12, 1998 and our lives as we knew it forever changed. We will never, however forget the values that he taught us nor the love he has embedded into our heaarts for others. Therefore, I am unable to give Daddy a traditionally gift for Father's day anymore. I do, however, do my best to honor him, not only on Father's Day but every day throughout the year in many different ways.

A Gift of a Lifetime

Although Daddy is no longer with us physically, he will always be with us in spirit and in our hearts. Therefore, it is through that spirit that I can honor him through the life that I live by the example he has set for us. In his honor, I pledge to love as if there is no heartache, live as if today is my last day, give hope to those who are in need, praise those who have no self-esteem, comfort those who need a friend, defend those who are weaker than I and give to those who are less fortunate than I. I pledge to be true to myself and follow my dreams with every ounce of courage in my being.

I will be an honest business woman with integrity. When I shed tears of pain, I will be grateful for the ability to feel that pain and when I cry tears of joy I will be grateful for the joy that fulfills my heart. I will give all that I have to be the best that I can be whether it is as a wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt or friend.

In his honor, I will try to be the person that he has always been to all that he has met in his lifetime. This is the only gift that I can offer him now but I know that the man I called Daddy would never be happier with any material gift I could have given him on this earth. I miss you, Daddy and may God keep you forever in his loving arms until we meet again in Heaven.

Daddy's Favorite Song

Below is a video by Alan Jackson called In the Garden. This was always Daddy's favorite song and it comforts my heart to know that he is now living in God's garden. The last video is of a song that I requested be played at his funeral. It was just too perfect for him, the man who made his family his entire life, so much so that he fought his illness for many years to be here for us and be our pillar of strength. He still is today!

In the Garden - Alan Jackson

Rest High on That Mountain


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Bonnie Ramsey profile imageAUTHOR

      Bonnie Ramsey 

      10 years ago from United States


      Thanks so much for dropping by and I am so glad that you are as blessed as I am! I never realized when I was really young just how rare my family was! Today, we are all still very close and that is because of the role model that we had as children!


      You are so very welcome. It was a request that I was more than proud to answer!


    • Tater2tot profile image


      10 years ago from ~~~

      Thanks for answering my request! I am like you. I think I have the best set of parents anybody could ask for. this was very touching, I also have a very special relationship with my dad, so this just touched my heart. I am sorry that he passed away but like you said he is still with you in spirit. Thank you again.


    • MrMarmalade profile image


      10 years ago from Sydney

      For a moment I thought you were talking of my Father.

      This is a great Hub thank you for the memory

    • Bonnie Ramsey profile imageAUTHOR

      Bonnie Ramsey 

      10 years ago from United States

      Thank you all so very much! Father's Day is bittersweet today as I miss him more every day. However, I know that he will be with me always. I apppreciate all of you for taking the time to read and post. May all the Father's have a truly blessed day and each day throughout the year!


    • solarshingles profile image


      10 years ago from london

      Bonnie, thank you for this wonderful words and thoughts about your great father and also about making us thinking about our own fathers - daddies, the pillars of strength of our families.

    • andrews profile image


      10 years ago

      What a beautiful article. I have all respect for you. :-)

    • PetMemorialWorld profile image


      10 years ago from New Zealand

      I hope I get a memorial like this .. what an honor.

    • pkmcr profile image


      10 years ago from Cheshire UK


      What a beautiful tribute to a man who sounds like he was and is a truly inspiring individual.

      Thank you for allowing us to share it.

      Take care


    • Bonnie Ramsey profile imageAUTHOR

      Bonnie Ramsey 

      10 years ago from United States


      Thanks so much for dropping by. All I can do is try my best to make sure that he is!

    • Shirley Anderson profile image

      Shirley Anderson 

      10 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Bonnie, sounds like your Dad was a wonderful, loving man. Your gratitude for being his daughter shines through in this hub. This is such a beautiful tribute. I'm sure he was as proud of you as you obviously are of him.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)