When I think back to all the memories growing up with my dad; I have truly been blessed. To me there is nothing more priceless than having a dad. A dad is someone who protects, loves, plays sports with you, coaches you, disciplines you, prepares you and leads you to Christ. Those are just some of the things that my dad has done. Nothing will ever replace having a dad who leads our family where Christ is the center. One of my fondest memories I have of my dad is when I would be yelling down the laundry chute to ask what he is doing and his answer was always reading the bible.
My dad taught me through example. At an early age, he placed before me right and wrong, values to have, and traditions to hold onto. My dad always provided for our family, always was apart of our every day life, always helped, always fixed things and still does today. Let's just say if something is broken; I call my dad.
So needless to say when I had a little girl, I was so excited for her to experience what I did in having a father. When I married Ben, I knew from the get go that he would be a phenomenal father; and he is. He also has an example of an amazing father. One who sacrificed to provide for his family, who coached him in basketball to gain a Division 1 scholarship and they coach side by side today, one who generously is helping his family and others, a man of honesty, integrity and one of the biggest hearts I know.
These three men in my life have impacted me and my family in a way that no one else can. Men of integrity, courage, love, respect, protection, faithful, hope, loyal and much more. I love these 3 men more than life and words can never express the impact they have placed on my life.
I am so glad Addy has an amazing father; her eyes when he walks in each night say it all. One of my most favorite things is how my 6'5" husband gets on the ground and plays right at her level even if it is with Barbies. Another thing, I just love that Ben always sets aside time for daddy/daughter date night...They head to Perkins for some Rainbow Pancakes!
So on this special day, I say thank you to the men in my life; my husband, dad's, brother's, grandpa, uncles, cousins(by marriage). You play such an important role in shaping our kids and that can NEVER be replaced. A child needs a father and I am so thankful that I have been blessed with these amazing men in my family. Each one of you has left a lasting imprint on my life. Such a legacy of godly men who lead their families in Christ!
The righteous man walks in his integrity; his children are blessed after him."- Proverbs 20:7