Not just today, but everyday I appreciate my dad more than he’ll ever know. From the many things that he taught me: how to ride a bike, how to swim, scuba dive, build model airplanes, throw a baseball, how to change a tire, how to travel on an airplane, and how to be selfless and put others before yourself. None of these has ever been more important than how he has taught me to be a Godly father.
I can remember him praying in the hallway saying our prayers, sometimes giggling thinking about how funny it would be if a frog fell out of the attic fan again. To him always making us go to church even if I didn’t feel like it. I can remember him still volunteering in the preschool even after we were all in high school or college. He would always be there looking down from the balcony when I was misbehaving downstairs. I couldn’t get away with anything. His honor and reverence taught me so much. Even on vacations we knew to bring church clothes, because that is what is truly important.
Now that I have a little one on the way, I know what kind of dad I’m going to be, because I don’t have to look any further than the example of my dad. Being an ever present, hardworking provider, comes after being a Godly father. Thanks dad for being the example. I can only hope to be half the man you are today!