Sunday, June 17, 2007
Happy Father's Day
Happy Father's Day, Luke! I see so much of your Heavenly Father in the way that you are a father to our children. Unconditional love and tenderness. Seemingly infinite patience. Strong leadership. High standards, but lavish grace. Willingness to come alongside them and teach them. Involvement in what they are involved in. Concerned with what concerns them. A firm stance when necessary and a ready embrace at all times.
You are lots of things to lots of people, many people call you by various titles, but there are two precious, privileged souls who get to call you "Daddy." They are blessed beyond measure, as am I for getting to join you on this journey.
Happy Father's Day, "Big Luke"- Thank you for giving my Luke not only your name but your heart and your work ethic. He'll do anything for anybody, and I know a large part of that he learned from you.
Happy Father's Day to my Dad- Thank you for the qualities you modeled as I was growing up which gave me a vision for the type of man I would want to marry some day, and for diligently praying him into my life.
Happy Father's Day to my dear brother and brothers-in-law- My nieces and nephews are being raised by true heroes, in every sense of the word. It is a joy to see the relationships you have with the precious children in our family and the way each of you has embraced fatherhood. You are loving your families so well.
Happy Father's Day to the fathers in your life, too! I hope this day is a blessed one in your family... a day which points not just to our earthly fathers but to our Heavenly Father Who loves us more than anyone on earth can. What a privilege to be called His children!