Originally uploaded by Tonja Owens

Today, I went with Pop to the doctor . He did not need me to go, but I wanted to hear what they were saying about his heart. There has been some talk about a pacemaker and I just wanted to hear for myself. All is well. There still may have to be one but for now, they are going to work on medications, and such.

He told me a funny story that I wanted to pass along to you. When he was making one of his trips… on his motorcycle…to Alaska this time, his front tooth came out. It was a poceleine veneer and it just fell out and left the bar thing sticking out. He said the only thing he could do was use super glue to hold it in. The first time he did it, he held the tooth in place while the glue dried and when he removed his finger…the tooth came with the finger! So, he had to cut a chunk of finger off to get the tooth, then scrape finger off the tooth, then glue it in again! Can you imagine? There were no dentists where they were riding, so he did this daily for several weeks. So, you can see where some of my craziness comes from? I get it honestly!

“Thanks, Pop, for giving me a life full of adventure and new experiences. Thanks for setting the example, that with God’s help…NOTHING is impossible. Thanks for showing me the joy of trying new things…and whether they are a big success or not…the fun comes in the trying! Thanks for pointing the way to enjoying ALL of God’s beautiful world by being right smack in the middle of it.”

Pop has been reading my blog and he told me today that he was so pleased that I credited the Lord with all that He has done for me.

“Well, Pop, that’s another lesson I first learned from you. You are the one who never fails to thank the Lord FIRST for all things. Children learn by example. Thanks for being one that I and my boys can be proud of. I love you . Happy Father’s Day!

(Sorry, Pop, I know this is an early wish, but I will be doing the hula in Maui on Father’s Day, or maybe flying in a copter seeing the island, …or…who knows what. And I know you don’t want me to miss a thing!:)