For fifteen (well, just about 16) years, you have been a father. Since they were babies all you had to do was walk into the room and your presence lit up their faces. Your laugh: contagious and love: secure.
To this day they turn to see the approval in your eyes. They are “filled” by the time you invest in them – whether it be “messin’ with JBird time,” throwing the lacrosse ball with Big D or getting your steps in with your daughter. Their hearts being shaped by the spiritual truths you pour into them and their understanding of God – their eternal, perfect Father – more fully seen because of who you are.
Thank you for this gift not just to them, but to me. Thank you for loving us well. In your honor, a timeline through the ages highlighting the fabulous (fun and caring) father you are.
Love to you and to my own Dad- who created just as many memories and secured me in his love. And as seen in this pic from circa 1973 this little girl wanted to be just like her Daddy, too:)