I can not let Father’s Day go by without posting a post about my Daddy. Now I know most of you out there think that you have the best dad in the world but I beg to differ with you. I did. No doubt about it. My daddy was kind and gentle. He was quiet and mild mannered. He was funny and had a great sense of humor. He was a loving father and husband, a caring and compassionate man. Everyone that knew him commented on his sincerity and honesty but most often his sense of compassion. He truly cared about people and took people at their word when sometimes he probably should not have. I have so many great memories of him and when he passed away too early in 1994 it hurt so much but I also was able to somehow rejoice that he was no longer trapped in a body that failed him. I miss him every day. I really do. I can not tell you how often I wish I could just tell him something and get his reaction or his wisdom.
My Daddy was a quiet man. A man of great faith and a man who loved more than anyone can imagine. He chose to follow a call into the ministry and primarily served in small rural churches because that is where he felt he could make the most difference. And he did. Without fanfare or accolades he lived out his life and led by quiet example and love. He truly loved.
My father in law has become my second dad and I can not say enough about him either. As he struggles with failing health he still remains a strong and honest man who has helped many people over the years. He was caregiver to many and was a source of strength for all those he has encountered over the years. I am blessed to be his daughter in law and have grown to love him . I love this man and it is no wonder I feel in love with his son. I am blessed.
Enjoy your Father’s Day and let whoever was a “father” in your life know how much they mean to you. You can never tell someone too often how much you love them.