Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day

I know you may love your dad and think he is great, but I am here to tell you that I have the best one out there!
Growing up, I was a big time daddy's girl! I knew my dad was somebody I could trust and tell anything to. He was never too busy to talk to me and he always treated me with respect and love. My silly "teenage or childish" problems were never an inconvenience to him. Still, today, he will make time to listen to his almost 30 year old daughter talk about whatever she feels the need to.He has carried on this relationship with my children and it makes me smile. He goes out of his way to show his grandkids how much he loves and adores them. He has such a knack for letting someone know they are special.His relationship with my oldest daughter is very similar to the one I had growing up. She is pretty sure she is an adult right along with the rest of us. So, he graciously talks to her like an adult and treats her that way. He never belittles or ignores her. She absolutely adores him and could spend 100% of her time with her grandpa.
Father's Day reminds me of what a an extremely blessed woman I am. Not only did I have an incredible (that doesn't mean perfect) relationship with my dad growing up, now we are great friends! I still love being around him and he still can make me feel special! He also can make me laugh like no one else. And I am amazed at the indescribable talent God has given him as an artist.
Thank you dad for being an earthly example to me of my relationship with Christ. You are a one of kind man and I LOVE YOU!!

7 comments:

MacCárthaigh Family said...

Although I didn't have a good relationship with my father, I believe the Lord saved him in December just before he died and so I REALLY look forwards to seeing him again, he will be perfect and so will I so WOW! Just imagine what that will be like!!!
I am delighted you get and got on so well with your dad, and that this is passed on to your children. It's just great!
Ruth

Tammy said...

What a wonderful tribute post to your father!

Billie said...

That is such a blessing to have such a wonderful relationship with your dad!

Anonymous said...

What a blessing! My father was not this way, but I am so glad that He gave me a husband who will be and is with our children!

Andrea said...

Looks like a sweety-pie.
Loved the post!

Andrea

Jess said...

He is so sweet! It has been a blessing to see him as a wonderful picture of what a father should be.

Lisa said...

That is a beautiful tribute to your dad. My father passed on when I was only 29 and I miss him so much. He was an honorable man that loved me unconditionally.
We only got to see him with our first child. She was not quite 2 when he died. I would have loved to see him with the other two.

Lisa Q