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To My Daddy
This is me.
I'm pretty sure i was two.
I'm wearing my Daddy's sun glasses, my Daddy's cowboy hat, and my Daddy's Cowboy boots (with my pink flower shorts and matching red and blue tank of course).
Do you know why?
Because my Daddy is the coolest, biggest, strongest, most caring, smartest, wonderful daddy in the whole wide world.
And when i was wearing my Daddy's clothes, i'm pretty sure i thought that i was as cool as you.
If i look closely at that picture, i can also see that those two-year old hands look an awful lot like my Daddy's hands. And hands aren't the only thing i have in common with my father.
Party because we have so much in common, i eventually came to the painful conclusion that you aren't really the smartest or the biggest or the strongest of all the daddies.
But you proved to me that you are the coolest and the most caring and the most wonderful Daddy in the world...
...because you have always been proud of me, whether or not i ever did anything to be proud of....
...because you always loved me, even after i wasn't a lovable toddler in love with her daddy.....
...because you guided me to the One Who is the strongest and the smartest and the biggest ...
(This is when i got baptized.)
...because you have always been there for me for all the important stuff...
Daddy, i'm really really thankful for you.
Your love and your constancy in my life have demonstrated the love of our Father God to me.
Your passion has taught me to do what i believe with all of my heart.
Your courage has taught me not to count myself out.
And your oddity has taught me to let me be myself. (HEE HEE HEE!)
I love you, Dad!
Happy Father's Day!
I pray that God will bless you today and every day with great knowledge of Him, a deeper relationship with His Holy Spirit, a deeper understanding of His love for you, and peace so overwhelming you don't remember how to worry. Amen.