With Father’s Day right around the corner, I have been reflecting on my Dad and how great a dad he really was. He passed away from cancer about 3 1/2 years ago and there is still that empty hole – little sayings that he said, things that my boys might do or say that they learned from their Papa and even our littlest boy talking about how he has a hard time remembering his Papa.
When I think of my dad, I always get a smile on my face – especially when I think of the quirky sayings that he had that still pop up in family conversation.
My dad was a hard worker and taught me that same work ethic. He began his own dairy business (yes, I grew up with the cows!) and would always say that “dairymen don’t get holidays off”. He was right, he was basically on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. He taught me to work hard and to do my best. It was expected of me.
While the dairy kept him busy, I always knew that I was loved and knew that he would always have time for us kids (I came from a family of four girls…I was the oldest). I could always count on him to be at my piano recitals, band and choir concerts, games that I was cheering at, you name it, if I was involved in some way, he was there.
My education was important. My dad and mom put all four of us through both private Christian school, K-12, as well as through college. This was a huge sacrifice. And while some might think I was spoiled because they paid for the bulk of my college, I recognize that the sacrifice that they made allowed me to get a huge head start into life because I did not have a big debt to pay off.
Once my husband and I started having children, my dad and mom always gifted money to our boys for birthdays and Christmas with the expectation that it would be put away for their education. They wanted to be a blessing to them as well.
But the thing that I value the most was his love for the Lord. He instilled Christian values in me and taught me that my walk with Christ was more important than anything else. He demonstrated this in his own life as well. He was well respected in the community and was not afraid to share what he believed.
When my dad knew that the time was close and that he would be passing away soon, he met with our Pastor. His main concern was that the gospel be preached at his Memorial service. He knew that there would be people in attendance that did not have a relationship with the Lord and this was his last chance to share the Christ with these people.
The song “Bless the Lord” by Matt Redman was sung at his funeral. The last verse says, “And on that day when my strength is failing, the end draws near and my time is done. Still my soul will sing Your praise unending, ten thousand years and then forevermore!” That was him – even through the tough times, he held fast to his Lord and Savior and would praise Him.
My husband has many of these same qualities. He continuously shows my boys and I how much he loves us and values us. He encourages me to take time for me and whenever I am out of town, I am always impressed that I come home to a house that is much cleaner than when I left. He is a man of God and I always see him diving into the Bible, books and devotionals trying to soak in the Word as much as he can.
Father’s Day Gifts
For this Father’s Day, for all the wonderful men in our lives, Logitech wants to help make them smile. Our dads are always there to offer fatherly advice and to cheer you on from the sidelines, and Logitech wants to give some of that love back with their Father’s Day giveaway, #LogiSmiles.
This Logitec Gadget Gift Pack is incredible and is sure to put a smile on the lucky dad that wins it. Find out how to win one towards the end of this article.
The Father’s Day package includes the Logitech Harmony Elite, the Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse, the Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum Surround Sound Gaming Headset and the Logi ZeroTouch (total value of more than $700), plus a $75 gift card to the Art of Shaving.
The Logitech Harmony Elite, valued at $349.99, is an advanced universal remote control, hub, and app. Streamline your life with an intuitive, integrated control of both home entertainment and home control devices. You can change channels, adjust volume, fast-forward and more using gestures on the bright 2.4” touchscreen. It has vibration feedback and allows you to customize all your different devices to reflect your preferences. It also allows you to control other smart home devices., and comes with a convenient charging station.
The Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse is valued at $99.99. The perfectly sculpted, hand crafted shape of this comfort mouse supports your hand and wrist in a comfortable, natural position. You will experience fine-motion control and fluid experience with well-positioned buttons and wheels. You can pair up to three different devices to the mouse and it comes with a rechargeable battery that will last up to 40 days before needing to be charged.
The Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum Surround Sound Gaming Headset, valued at $199.99 was recently reviewed by Well Connected Mom. You can read about this fantastic headset here. It includes a boom microphone, LED coloring, and fantastic sound.
The Logi Zero Touch, valued at $59.99, is a smart car phone holder with voice-command app that gives you the best features of a connected car. It features Talk-to-Text with just a wave of your hand and the sound of your voice, Voice-Activated Music that allows you to control Spotify in-car without ever touching your Android phone. It also has Voice Navigation, Hands-Free Calling and allows you to reply to messages on Facebook Messenger, Google Hangouts, and WhatsApp.
Finally, there is a $75 gift card to the Art of Shaving. You can visit their website and find everything you need when it comes to Men’s Skin Care Products to help them experience the perfect shave.
What do you think? Would your dad or husband enjoy one of these fun Father’s Day Gifts? Stay tuned! Well Connected Mom will be reviewing several of these items within the next month or so.
Want to win this package for the special man in your life? Valued at more than $700, it is sure to be a Father’s Day that one lucky man will never forget. Along with Logitech, we are giving away all 5 of these items…the cool Logitech Harmony Elite remote control, the Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse, the Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum Gaming Headphones, the Logitech ZeroTouch smart car phone holder with voice command, and a $75 Art of Shaving gift card!
Contest ends on July 10th at 12:00 am. US Residents only. Must be 18 or over to win. Good Luck!!!!
Want another chance at a Logitech prize package for Father’s Day? You can enter #LogiSmiles Father’s Day challenge on the Logitech Facebook page.