Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day, Everyone!

So today we celebrate Dads! 
Dad holding newborn me in the hospital (the cute toddler is my older sister Beth)
I love my Dad.  And I know he loves me. He's a good man. He's a hard-working, patient, and intelligent.  He's definitely in love with my mom, to whom he's been married for over 30 years.  He's a genuine hero, because he's been a volunteer firefighter for 16 or 17 years now.  He amazes me (and everyone) with his stamina.
Mom and Dad at their wedding
God gave us a miracle a few years ago when Dad was hit head on by a drunk driver.  I thank God he survived. He gave me his hair, a love of sci-fi science fiction, an appreciation of blueberries and potato salad, and his own particular brand of humor. He adores animals, reading, and his family.
My family. Younger sister Alison, Mom, Me, Dad, and older sister Beth at my graduation.
Dad grew up without a dad of his own, because my grandfather died when he was only 18 months old.  He's done great, forging ahead with little example, but being a positive example in the lives of my sisters and I.
Dad as a boy.
And he's probably never going to read this because one of his quirks is he never comes online. Seriously, it's been probably a year.  Even though he adores technology and gadgets of all sorts! 

In case you ever do, I love you, Dad. Happy Father's Day! To you, and to everyone. We all had a Father, some of us more than one. And I'm not talking about our earthly fathers alone.

"Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ." -1 Corinthians 1:3

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