Thoughts on Fathers Day

Father’s Day is here again and I wanted to say thank you to all of the wonderful men of God who have been a Father to me in my life, some way or another.

Thank you firstly to my Dad, who has always been there to support me. Your model of love has showed me that it is okay to cry, that it is okay to admit faults and the respect I should have for others.

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Our family in Nebraska

Thank you to both of my Grandfathers for your fatherly wisdom, love, and advice you have always given me. Thank you Gramps for the life lessons on the farm, how to drive a four wheeler, change a tire, and so much more! Thank you to Grandpa Bruns for your silent witness. I say silent because you were a man of careful words. You loved much and it showed in your actions and carefully thought out words. Even though you sometimes might be frustrated with Grandma I never remember hearing you utter a bad word against her, instead you always tried to help out in some way. I miss you and your hugs!

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Dale Bruns

Below is a video I found tonight watching videos of Grandpa Bruns feeding me as a baby.

Thank you to my GodFather Uncle Tim for your support and love over the years, especially for your support while I live and go to school near you guys. It is always great to see you all and have a home cooked meal!

Thank you to the wonderful priests in my life, who have inspired my vocational journey and who have taught me the Faith. Thank you to Fr. Cash, Fr. Baker, Fr. Andy, Fr. Will, my semimary formators and all of you many  Holy men of God who have kept me close to Jesus throughout my life!

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Pictures of myself and Fr. Cash and Fr. Baker, as well as my brother Brody.

And thank you to Bishop Medley, who is becoming such a great Father to me as I continue through Seminary.

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Thank you to all of the Fathers who have inspired, taught, and educated me. I am blessed by your presence in my life.

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St. Joseph, patron of the Universal Church

St. Joseph, Foster father of Christ, pray for all Fathers!

On a side note, 20 years ago today my triplet siblings and I came home on Fathers Day from the Hospital. What a great day for my Dad!

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