There are plenty of gifts a father can give to his children throughout their lives,
These are a few my father has given to me . . .
Always look for an opportunity to watch the sunrise
Check your children out of school for a ski-date in the mountains
When you see a bald eagle in a tree, stop and watch it
When you see any beautiful animal, stop and love it
Take care of the earth
Thank your Heavenly Father daily
Give your 100% best effort at everything you do in life
Never be too busy to call your kids and grandkids daily
Never. Ever. Miss an activity your children are involved in
Work hard to play hard
Family always comes first
Make sure your children know how much you love their mother
At the end of the day, look for the sunset . . .
Because of this great man, I was able to find another great one to be the father of my children.
These are the gifts they have learned from him.
Dad taught me the value of being generous. Not only with “wordly things but also and most importantly with his time. I never had to wonder if dad would be around to take me to or from school/dance or if he would show up to performances not matter how big or small. and now he is still generous with his time to both Logan and myself, always ready to take Logan golfing, boating, or skiing. He is never selfish in that way. It makes me realize what kind of parents Logan and I want to be. Dad is a complete example of how QUANTITY time is what makes QUALITY time and I’m so grateful for that gift.
Dad has taught me to be the person God created me to be. He has taught me to always put everything I have into what I do in life and never give up. I can always rely on my dad to be there for me, no matter what the situation is or no matter how far away I live. He does things without us even knowing or asking and it makes me want to be a better person. When the time comes I know what kind of husband and father I want to be.
These are the other two wonderful men in my life:
Soon to be Father (my son-in-law, Logan)
One of my very best friends and incredible father, my brother.
*All four men have the gift of working hard to play hard (in order: 72 year old dad and grandpa, my hubby, son-in-law, and brother)
But . . .
The Greatest Gift
You will ever give to your children is
T I M E
So, Dad, thank you from the bottom of my heart for the countless hours of TIME you have spent with me.
p.s. See what it’s taught me?
As always, thanks for dropping by. Go give the dad in your life some TIME today.