Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Fathers Day!

Happy Fathers Day to the best Dad in the world! Things are different now, aren't they? For the last several years due to our schedules and the things that the kids have been involved in, you haven't been with your kids on this day! However, while I was shopping with the girls yesterday, they kept asking me what to get you and what to do for you!!
You are the hero in my life and I am so thankful that my kids have you as their Dad! You were the first thing I thought of when I woke up this morning! There are many things that I can do and so much that I can say and this was one place I was determined to say it! Here on my blog where all the world can see it if they want! You are the greatest Dad! My kids are blessed to have you in their lives! There isn't anyone I can think of that any of them would rather be around! Oh I know - David loves to be with Christa but wonder why he doesn't play "football" with her?!?! I know that Carrie loves to be with Josh but no one can take the place of her Dad! Ashley loves to be with - well, anyone - but NO ONE like her Dad!! There is much to said about your leadership in their lives! They simply do not forget the "discussions" at family devotions or simply reading the Christmas story! They have watched you literally shine in the face of adversity time and time again! You are a true example of what Jesus would be in the eyes of this family! We have watched you cry, deal with hurt, suffer pain - both physical and emotional, yet....through it all, you have shown this family what a true Godly man is like!
Thank you for being a great Dad to our kids! Thank you for taking the time that you do with them! Thank you for being more of a "friend" to David - he won't ever forget it! Thank you for accepting Christa! It's funny - she called you "Dad" before she called me "Mom" I think!!!! Thank you for loving Carrie and for teaching her to approach "adulthood" with her head on straight! Thank you for accepting Josh and treating him like one of ours! Thank you for accepting that Ashley is....well, like her mom waaaaaaaaay too much!!! Thank you for TRYING to help her learn that being alone is not always a bad thing!! :))
Most of all, thank you for your NEVER-ENDING patience in teaching this family the path to true holy living! When we think of Jesus, we just instantly think of YOU!! I love you, Dave!!


CrazieChrisa said...

I LOVE YOU, DAD!!!!! Happy Fathers Day!!!!

Okay, mom, that was VERYYYYY sweet! I seriously almost started crying!!! Lol!!!

Ashley said...

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY, DADDY!!!! I LOOOOOOOVVVVVEEEEE YOU!!!! and bein alone IS a bad thing!!! lol

Donna said...

Ahhhhh! That's so nice!!