Sunday, June 19, 2011

Daddy Of My Children

Today is Father's Day.  In honor of Father's Day, I would love to hear about the father of your children.  When I was in college, many years ago, Elizabeth Elliot was speaking in chapel.  She said that if you made a long list of all the things in your life that you are thankful for and you were raised in a godly family with a mom and dad, that should be the first thing on your list.  So if you have a husband that is a good daddy to your children, let him know and if you could, share it with us.  It's always good to brag about our husbands.

My children love their daddy ~ 

He worked out of the home when he wasn't traveling, so they could always go visit with him when they needed him, whether it was for a school project, sports, or just a listening ear.  

He spent many hours talking with them...trying to change bad thinking patterns. 

He modeled what it looked like to work hard and love your family. 

He's always been a fabulous provider and is extremely generous with his time and money.

He's never been afraid to stand up for what he believed in, even if it cost him friends. 

He is a man of integrity and honesty who loves Jesus with all of his heart.

They knew, without a doubt, that there was nothing they could ever do that would cause him to not love them.  He would whisper that in their ear when they were growing up. 

He openly shared the birds and bees with their embarrassment sometimes.  He wanted them to learn from him and not kids from school or Hollywood.  

They were never afraid to share with him, because he was never judgmental or mean. 

He was always fair in his discipline. 

They could always count on him for anything. 

He's always been their biggest cheerleader and supporter. 

He gave my girls lots of affection so they didn't have to go looking for it elsewhere when they were younger. 

Overall,  I would say that he was almost a perfect dad, not perfect, but almost...

Praise the LORD. Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who finds great delight in his commands.  His children will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed.  Psalm 112:1,2