"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heavens." Ecclesiastes 3:1

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Gift of a Great Daddy

Elijah sat up in bed this morning, gasped, and said, "Daddy!"
Then he climbed over to Buddy and gave him a huge hug.

After working 2 jobs all week and barely seeing each other, I don't know which one of them was loving that hug more. I wear many hats these days, especially when Buddy is working a lot of extra hours, but every time I see him give the kids a big bear hug, it confirms what I already knew:  

There is no way to replace a great Daddy. 

Buddy, thank you for all that you do for our family. Thank you for your leadership. Thank you for teaching our kids how to be hard workers and good providers. Thank you for being the kind of man that takes pride in taking care of his wife and children. I might be the one spending more hours with them every week, but you are teaching them so much by your example.

So when we kiss you goodbye, I hope you leave us knowing how much you are loved and admired, and I hope you are able to take that love and admiration and use it to keep you going when your body is tired and your days seem unending.

Buddy, this Thanksgiving (and every other day of the year), 
we are all so very thankful for YOU.

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