Saturday, June 19, 2010

Happy Father's Day

I am so blessed to have an amazing daddy. He has been there for me my whole life. I remember when he was in seminary and my mom had to work to support us and my dad made our lunches every day and was there with us in the afternoons. I remember when I played basketball (I use the term "played" VERY loosely) in the 7th grade and I never got off the bench but my dad was there for every game. He tried to help me with my cartwheels when I was a cheerleader. He helped me with my homework. He never missed a single ball game, play I was in, or school event. He took me to college on my first day and cried like a baby in the parking lot. He took me to Razorback football games - just me and him - for about 20 years. He is one of the Godliest men I know but he is also one of most caring fathers ever. He has always made me feel loved and special. I will never forget the night Harper was born and the time in the hospital with her - he was my rock. I always say he is my "voice of reason". He is in Nicarauga right now training pastors which is another reason I love him. He spends his life serving others and he has taught me by example to have a heart for God and for ministry. He has taught me that life is not about material things or worldy success but about giving to others.
I was also blessed with two grandfathers who I loved dearly. I lost both of them to Heaven but I'm so thankful for the years I had with them. They were both my heros.

And now Harper is so very blessed as well. Scott loves her SO much and it just thrills me to watch him with her. I'm so glad we had a little girl because I think it has changed him. She has him so wrapped around her little finger I don't know what I'm going to do. ha! Harper also has two grandfathers who love her dearly and she is the apple of their eyes.

Happy Father's day to three men I love very much! I'm thankful to have Scott, my dad and my father-in-law in my life.

I'm thinking of all of you who have lost your fathers or husbands. I pray that you have a day full of wonderful memories of them. I'm also thinking about a lot of guys out there who want to be dads. I think we forget sometimes that infertility doesn't just affect women but men too. Guys may not always show it but it's hard of them. I'm also thinking of all the dads out there who have lost children. Pray for anyone you know who might fall in those categories and maybe give them a word of encouragement if you get the chance.

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