Enjoy The Good Times

Another cheesy shot of me, I’m afraid, but our Hannah worked so hard creating this unbelievable treat containing all my favourite chocolate and sweets. I will have to be winched off the sofa when I finish eating all my birthday gifts. Although I’m sure I will have plenty of help if required. I’ve had a great day so far and been spoiled rotten by Fionnuala and the kids. I’m banned from saying ‘I don’t deserve this’ but still…

I know this isn’t a fun day for everyone. Not everyone has a father to spoil, for a whole plethora of reasons. I lost my own father ten years ago to prostate cancer, aged a very young 64. So, while I’m enjoying the day, I recognise it has a sad side which hangs over many of us. I miss my father today, the kids miss their granda, Fionnuala misses her father-in-law. Life is the flip of a coin, a double edged sword. Enjoy the good days.

Published by Fractured Faith Blog

We are Stephen and Fionnuala and this is our story. We live in Northern Ireland, have been married for 17 years and have three kids - Adam, Hannah and Rebecca. We hope that our story will inspire and encourage others. We have walked a rocky road yet here we are today, together and stronger than ever. We are far from perfect and our faith has been battered and bruised. But an untested faith is a pointless faith. Just as a fractured faith is better than none at all. We hope you enjoy the blog.

34 thoughts on “Enjoy The Good Times

  1. I too lost my Dad early from prostate cancer – he was 54. Now that I am 56 I look back and miss him and especially miss the fact that my daughter never met her grand dad. Now that I am past the day that he lived up to I am also thankful that I have outlived the cancer thus far. I recently had a series of three tests thinking I had breast cancer – but all was benign! I hope you have fond memories of your Dad today.


        1. British TV started showing NFL in the late 80’s when the Redskins were one of the big teams. I’ve supported them ever since through thick and (mostly) thin. The NFL is massive in the U.K. and there is talk of a London franchise. I’ve always had a soft spot for the Steelers 🙂


  2. I’m glad you enjoyed your Father’s Day. Sadly, my father nor my step dad want to be a part of my life. My father dropped me on my grandparents door step years ago, and left. Hardly any contact at all. After my mother died my step dad moved to Texas and started a new life with a new family.
    I’m so thankful to have a grandpa who loves and cares for me though.


  3. Enjoy the wonderful memories. Lament the loss we feel. Feeling our emotions is an absolutely necessary part of life. The good ones, and the bad ones.


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