Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day and Thank You

Happy Father's Day to all you dad's out there! Hope you have a relaxing, fun filled day. May the Lord pour His blessings upon you.
Happy Father's Day Father God. You are first and foremost the most important Father in my life. I love you so.
For my dad, I know you won't read this, but want the world to know you. You were and are a remarkable man. A man whom I look up to and admire. Although you were a hard working man, you always made sure you had time for your family. I remember our Sunday excursions. Your taking us fishing and teaching us how to love the great outdoors.
And yes, I remember you trying to help us be the son you never had. I hope we didn't disappoint you. But from the pride we see in your eyes when we have done well, tells us all is well.
Dad, you have taught me so much. I can't even begin to put into words the appreciation I have for having such a wonderful inspiration. Your mom and dad are smiling down on you today with such pride and knowing they done a good job of raising a wonderful son, who became the as close to perfect dad there ever was.
How I wish we were together today to celebrate this day in your honor, perhaps next year. But know that you are always thought of and greatly loved.
I'll always cherish the memories of all the times you came to my rescue. Of all the wonderful times we talked, even though you weren't exactly comfortable doing it. How you were there to pick up the pieces and make the best of the situations when mom would leave or go through one of her episodes. I love how you never gave up on her and you never turned us away saying you could not do it. You provided, you stood by us, you made it work and never gave up. I thank God for such a wonderful father.
Dad, I try to live by your examples. That's a pretty heavy load, but I keep striving to be just like my daddy and my Heavenly Father.
You would give the shirt off your back for anyone that needed it. Still today, even when you are in so much pain, extremely tired, feeling sick, you are always there when someone is in need of help. Always putting others first. Just as our Father has instructed us to love our neighbors, to even love our enemies. You were always quick to forgive and help no matter what.
I love you dad, and am so proud that you are my daddy. Happy Father's Day Dad! I hope your day is one of rest (that you so greatly need and deserve) and is a happy fun one!
Happy Father's Day to my wonderful husband. I still go through the photo albums smiling with joy and pride seeing how you were when our kids were babies. You were such a proud pappa. How you would spend every spare minute with JJ when he was born. How you loved teaching him. How happy you were when you got your little girl that you wanted to be able sing her name to of that beautiful song.
How as they grew, you always tried to provide and give them what they needed. How you tried to be there no matter what. How you would take the time to help them with their homework, because mom (me) wasn't the brightest cookie in the bunch. ;) For helping them through their trials and tribulations growing up. You never gave up hope for them.
And now, you are still such a wonderful father, praying for them since coming to the Lord. Praise God! You have become the leader our family so needed. You have been such a loving caring father and grand father. I'll never forget the look on your face when your first grand daughter was born. You could not have smiled any bigger than you were. How you walked our daughter up and down the isles of the hospital while in labor. How you were so patient and then so impatient wanting to greet our little girl into the world when our daughter was taken into Labor and Delivery.
What a wonderful man, always trying to make sure our grandchildren are provided for even though you are wondering where the money is going to come from. Being there to pick up the pieces when one of our kids runs into trouble.
You know dear sweet hubby, there are not a whole lot of dads out there that would do what you do. I couldn't be prouder than I am today to have a husband who loves his family the way you love yours. How you are willing to take the grandchildren to church with us and are never afraid to tell them about God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. How you try to build on their thirst and hunger for Him. I praise and thank God for such a Godly father, and grandfather. No wonder you have all those grays. It's like the Bible says, it's a crown of glory. You so deserve that crown. I love you for eternity my dear sweet man. Happy Father's Day!


Great-Granny Grandma said...

Beautiful tribute to your dad. He sounds awesome.

Omah's Helping Hands said...

Thank you. He is awesome. I have always admired my dad for his love of people, life and his family. I'm grateful to have had that and wish all children could have the same.

Denise said...

Such a sweet tribute to your dad.

Karen said...

Loved the words about your dad and your husband...