Well there are 3 men I am celebrating today. One is my dad. The other is my husband who is now a dad. The other is his dad. What a great day.
When I finished the last post on my mom for her birthday, I started thinking about my dad too. What a great man he is and what a great father he has always been for me and my sister. For Fathers Day I made him a t-shirt that says “DOOWAH” because that is his grandaddy name. We put Ella’s footprint on it. We made one for David’s dad as well.
When I think about my dad I am more and more thankful the older I get, because it just isn’t that common anymore for people to have good dads. My dad is faithful to my mom (been married 34 years now), respectable, consistent, hard working and willing to sacrifice for our family. No man is perfect, but you know what? I never once doubted his love for my mom. I never once worried that he would leave or divorce her. I never doubted that he was faithful to her. That says something.
I wish everyone had a dad like mine. Thanks Daddy. I know I told you in my card but you kept my world at peace when I didn’t even know it. I had nothing to worry about but what kids are supposed to worry about. Cleaning their room, homework, friends and kid stuff. Your character paved the way for me to be free to grow into the person I am. And I knew what to look for in a husband because you showed me!
The man I married has become a dad, and that has been the coolest thing ever! I knew he’d be a great one, but it is so much better than I even expected. He is so involved, so sensitive to Ella (and to me) and such an awesome companion in this parenting thing. There are times when I think about raising her by myself and I can’t imagine it. I have so much respect for his dad too. David grew up with a wonderful example of what it means to be a godly father. I have so much respect for both his parents because they also raised a son with cerebral palsy and did an amazing job of balancing the needs of both children. David’s dad would camp out with him on the living room floor every Friday night for years. Thanks Poppa for loving your family. Thanks for demonstrating what it looks like to walk with the Lord in steadfastness and let it impact every area of your life. I am reaping the fruit of your faithfulness over the years! It means more than you know.
My heart overflows with thankfulness for the dads in my life. What great blessings. I love you all and I’m so grateful for you today!