Saturday, June 18, 2011

My Wonderful Daddy

With Father’s Day approaching, I like to take a moment and reflect back on all of my wonderful memories of my Daddy. I can’t help but marvel at his greatness. And if I mentioned this to him, he would tell me that it is God who makes him look good. There is one thing for sure; God blessed me with an amazing Daddy. And I am so very, very thankful for him.

He blesses my life so richly with his love and wisdom. It seems he always knows exactly what to say to encourage me and help me along my journey. However, I believe one of the greatest things he has ever said to me was when he told me to always follow the Lord.
So often we forget to tell the ones we love how much they mean to us. We neglect to tell them just how much their love, forgiveness, patience, and strength have helped to mold us. While I don’t think I can fully express just how great my Daddy is to me, I’m going to make an effort to tell him the words of my heart.

Thank you, Daddy, for loving me. Thank you for always making me feel so safe and secure, when I was growing up. Thank you for loving Mommy and always being so good to us. Thank you for working so hard to provide for me, especially during the times when I didn’t appreciate it. Thank you for punishing me when I needed it and holding me when I needed that, too. Thank you for always showing me there is a positive side to everything.

Thank you for taking me to church when I was a little girl and always covering me with prayer. Thank you for showing me how to live my life for God. And for reminding the most important thing I can ever do in my life is to listen to God and do whatever He wants me to do. Thank you for showing me how to treat people and to always be there for them when they need me.
Thank you for showing me how to respect others and to be a better person. Thank you for reminding me that I’m nothing, but God is everything and sometimes He makes me look good. Thank you for being a wonderful Daddy, pastor, and friend. Thank you for teaching me about the Old Path and setting up stones for my life.

Thank you for loving my husband and for accepting him as your own. Thank you for being such a wonderful Papaw to my kids. Thank you for always making sure they have happy money. Thank you for teaching me how to work in the garden, but more importantly how to share it with others.

Thank you, Daddy, for all of the beautiful memories you’ve given me and for setting such a wonderful example for me. I hope, in some way, I can be everything for my kids that you’ve been to me. I love you so much!!!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

YOU ARE SO BLESSED AND I WISH MY DAD WAS STILL ALIVE ,I WAS 9 WHEN DAD PASSED AWAY ,I MISS THE THINGS I COULD HAVE SAID TO HIM LIKE HAPPY FATHERS DAY AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND SIMPLY SAY I LOVE YOU DAD,SOMETIMES I QUESTION THE LORD WHY HE TOOK HIM FROM US, WHAT WAS HIS PURPOSE ,ALL IT CAUSED WAS HARDSHIP FOR MOM TO RAISE 3 CHILDERN BY HERSELF,BUT BY GODS GRACE WE MADE IT ,BUT I'M MISSING MY DAD TODAY,TELL YOUR DAD I SAID HAPPY FATHERS DAY AND THAT HE IS BLESSED SO MUCH TO HAVE CHILDERN THAT LOVE HIM SO MUCH..

Candida Sullivan said...

Thank you for sharing your story with me. I'm so sorry about your Dad.

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