Today, and every day I'm SO thankful for the guy that I get to call "dad'!
My dad is definitely not perfect, but as my mom says "he's pretty darn close...most of the time"! :)
My dad works around the clock, but somehow finds time to play cards, go tubing, attend any/all of our events and have great chats with our family!
My dad is super patient. As a teenager I crashed the family car a few times and got too many speeding tickets to count. I don't think my dad ever raised his voice about any of them. When I douse him with water every summer before we start long bike rides (even after he repeatedly tells me not to) he still ends up smiling...at least after a few km's into the ride! I'm convinced he secretly loves it.... haha
My dad is very wise. When I go to him with my latest "disaster" he always listens well and offers great advice!
My dad makes me feel special. I can tell that he loves the time we have together. I think that's why I've managed to squeeze 20+ years of March Break trips out of him ;). Thanks Dad! ha
My dad is an excellent role model. Over the years he's done a fantastic job of balancing family life, marriage, church commitments, and a stressful job! On top of all of that he's modelled for me what being a Christian means. I always see my dad putting Matthew 20: 26-28 into practice- "whoever wants to be great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave- just as the song of man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." I often notice him putting other people's needs/wants before his own, sacrificing his time/resources/energy to enhance other people's lives. What a fantastic challenge for me!
Dad, I love you so much! I'm so proud to be your daughter!
Hi! I'm Mrs. Julia Dawe,