Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Father's Day Daddy!

Well I know this is late, but I couldn't go without honoring my Daddy with a father's day post!

I have been very blessed to have a great relationship with my dad. Growing up, he took lots of time out to do special things with me, and to talk to me about important things. He makes sure to do fun things with the family, to work beside us, to teach us from the word, and to just be a family man in general. No, he's not perfect, but the amazing thing about my dad's imperfections is that he is man enough to admit them, apologize for them, and try to do better.
I had the privilege of working beside my dad on our farm, and also starting an organic landscaping and lawn care business. In the process, I learned the value of hard work, I learned to respect how hard my dad works for his family, and I learned about plants and animals.
My dad makes God a priority in the household. We may not have consistently gotten up at 6:00 am for Bible study every day, but we always new that spending time in God's word every day was very important and should be a priority in our lives.

Some of my most precious memories of spending time with my dad will always be the time he and I spent at Calloway Gardens in Georgia attending the Father & Daughter Retreat. I got to know him better during those times, and I wouldn't trade those memories for the world. Now that I'm married and moved away, my little sisters get to do this with him. I know they will treasure those times for the rest of their lives.

My dad is my friend, one of my biggest fans, and one of the most honorable men I know. I love him with all of my heart, and I wish I could have spent the day with him today, but it was nice talking to him on the phone this evening. :-)

Well it's 1:30 in the morning now, so I'd better get to bed. Dad, if you read this, I just want you to know that I love you and I feel very blessed to have you as my dad. So, thank you for being a dad, and you make a better dad than I do a daughter. ( Inside joke, nobody else will probably understand. :-)

1 comment:

Jeff said...

Thank you for consistently honoring your mother and father. It is true, we are your biggest fans. The time you spent in writing this means more to me than you know. It makes me want to be a better father, the most important ministry in my life. I love you so much Brittany. Thank you for always giving back more than you get. We pray for God's richest blessings to be poured out on you and Josh.