Every little girl wants to be found beautiful in the eyes of her dad. It's in our DNA. We bear the beauty of God, we were created in beauty, it's natural for us to want to be found beautiful. Daddy thank you for noticing and seeing the beauty of God in and on me.
There are 2 specific memories with my dad that stick out in my mind. They are seared in, holding a permanent place. One was a few years before I was married. I lived in an apartment near my parents. Dad stopped by to bring me something that day. When he got there he found me in tears. The tears increased when I saw him. I just needed a hug. I was so lonely. I wanted so desperately to find my husband. All my friends were finding theirs. Yet no one had found ME beautiful, or desirable. I was hurting. Daddy took me in his arms, held me tight and told me it was going to be OK. The thing that got me was the pain I saw in his eyes. He was hurting as he saw me hurt. In that moment Daddy gave me a greater picture of God. I felt loved and seen. Not just by my earthly dad, but by my Papa.
The other memory was from a more recent time. My husband and I had a rough 4 years. He had 6 jobs in 4 years all paying thousands less than our living expenses. Some days it was overwhelming trying to keep our family of 7 in tact, fed, and taken care of. Some days it was just more than I could bear. One such day I felt this strong urge to call my daddy. If he could just "hold me" over the phone, and bear my weight with me.... So I called him. He heard me crying and asked me what was going on. I told him and asked him if he would just pray for me. He immediately began to pray. His voice soothed me and reminded me that not only did he care, but I had a Papa who cared.
I am thankful for my daddy today. Daddy, I honor you. My heart has always been yours.
Happy Father's Day!
I love you,
Now to the other man I love:
One of my favorite shots of my man........Valiant Warrior for his family
My dear David, you have "fathered" your children well. I love this picture of you because it is a typical activity. You are a valiant warrior for your family. You lost your dad at 13 and did not have the earthly fathering that a boy needs. I love that Papa came after you and allowed you to find Him as your true Father. You have not given up when life threw it's punches at you. You have continued to follow hard after your Papa. You have sought to be a father to your children when you could have remained lost. You have never given up.
I love the way you father our children. I love that you are present and involved. I love that your family is prominent in your life. I love that you love us more than anything else on earth. I love that you will lay down your life and comfort to meet the needs of those that belong to you. I love how you take one of our children out on a weekly date to let them know how much they matter to you. I love that you make us all laugh. I love that you fight for our hearts. I love that you are attentive to the hearts of your children and that you affirm them often.
What I love the most about you as a father is that you bring the heart of God to our children. You talk to our kids about how dearly they are loved and how deeply they are seen.
All the years I waited for you are worth it. You are the man I always dreamed of. I love you, my husband.....my heart has always and will always be yours....
Happy Father's Day