Happy Father’s Day to all of the fathers in the world, but especially to those in my life.
Happy Father’s Day to my Dad; Larry Bruns. From you I get my name, my love of hands on working, my love of mowing and working outdoors, my middle name, as well as my love of antiques. Thank-you for always being there for me and for all that you do in my life.
Happy Father’s Day to my Grandpa; Stan Musholt. From you I get my heritage, memories of the farm and travel experiences, lessons in common sense, first driving lessons (even though you never would let me drive that Bulldozer!), my strong work ethic, and the will to get things done and carry on.
Happy Father’s Day to my Grandfather; Dale Bruns who is celebrating this day with St. Joseph, the model Father. You were always a model of a kind, gentle soul who truly cared about others. Seldom was there not a smile on your face. Thank-you for keeping our dog Maudy when we first moved to Nebraska, thank-you for your stories of the seed company, thank-you for your witness to the sacramentality and permanence of marriage in your almost 71years to Grandma. You will always be on my heart and in my mind. I love you Grandpa and miss you!
Last but not least thank-you to those other Fathers in my life.
To my Godfather and Uncle; Tim Musholt.
Thank-you to those who have been spiritual fathers and role models to me. To Fr. Richard Cash for your love of the faith and the priesthood which you instilled in myself and my family. To Fr. Gerald Baker, my former pastor who helped show me that the only important thing in life is Heaven and for your guidance and friendship throughout the years. To Fr. Andy Garner, my former Vocation Director who instilled in me the need of being a priest for and of the people. For your friendship and guidance that you have given me in my short time in seminary. To those other priests who have impacted my life by their model of love and devotion, Fr. Josh McCarty, Fr. Freddie Byrd, Fr. Greg Trawick, Fr. Bob Robeson, Fr. Tom Widner, Fr. Pat Beidelman, Fr. James Wheeler OFM, Fr. Bruce Fogle, and many more. Thank-you for your witness and love of the Priesthood, the Faith, the Mass. Because of you I am who I am today.
Happy Father’s Day to all Father’s, biological and spiritual. You are great men and an inspiration to all. Keep being a man for Christ!
+In His Mercy,
Corey D. Bruns