Sunday, June 17, 2012

Father's Day 2012 (Part 2)

As much as Father's Day hurts because of the loss of my own hero, I can't help but smile the biggest smile because of the amazing blessing of the priceless man that my kids call "Daddy."

Today at church a large portion of the message was about the difference between a father and a daddy.  Our kids are blessed beyond imagination to have a Daddy.  He isn't just the provider.  He is EVERYTHING else as well.  I've seldom met men that value fatherhood and being hands on, more than the man that I call my best friend.

Kevin, I will keep this short and sweet.  You know I could get as sappy and could write endlessly about my respect, love, and admiration of you.

Instead, I just simply want to say thank you.  Thank you for being the man of honor that you are.  Thank you for being more than just a father.  Thank you for being a REAL Daddy.  What a priceless gift you are.  WE treasure you.  Today, we HONOR you.

Thank you:

  • for the endless laughter.
  • for the endless sacrifice.
  • for putting us first DAILY, minute by minute.
  • for teaching the power of forgiveness.
  • for teaching us ALL to have a servant's heart.
  • for being the greatest Mr. Fix-It on the planet (for tangible things and intangible as well)
  • for praying constantly for each of us
  • for teaching us that love never fails.
  • for proving that it is more than just spending quality or quantity time...that it's a powerful combination of both.
  • for being a man of integrity, courage, and for being led by the Holy Spirit.
  • for the hugs that can't EVER be matched.
  • for teaching us perseverance and to never give up when things seem impossible.
  • for walking hand in hand with each of us as we pursue stronger.together.
  • for being willing to go to the ends of the earth to fulfill our purpose, even if that is literally what it means some day!
  • for being a role model that exemplifies and provides the lens to which our kids view their Heavenly Father!

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